DRONE BUILD-A-THON

Empowering Communities, Regaining the Future

Drone Build-a-Thon is organised and brought to you by 7EA, in partnership with African Society for Cyber Security Awareness.

D-BAT will be conducted in South Africa in the Western Cape region, with the intent of growing beyond the province and to the rest of the country. The event is proactively and carefully designed to re-invent how technology is seen by future leaders in the area. We aim to utilize drones in ways that benefits the South African economy. With industry 4.0 upon us, our aim is to ready the nation in this rapidly growing sector and our objective is to open dialogue in South Africa to promote transparent legislation.

 

The drone industry is one of the fastest growing sectors that is fueled by the 4th Industrial Revolution. We need to ensure opportunities are created in education and skills development.

Vision

 

To build a socio-economic platform with the emphasis on re-energizing impoverished communities and create opportunities in the engineering and aviation sector. 

 

Mission

 

Our mission is to pave the way forward for our youth and grant them the opportunities they never had access to. Our aim is to expand their career choices by creating platforms that will assist them to plan a better future.

Target Market

Our focus group for the Drone Build-a-Thon Competition are students between the ages of 16 and 25 years old from across the Western Cape region. D-BAT competition will be held over 3 days.

The participants will demonstrate their ability to design an innovative engineering project and present those ideas along with a display and live model to a panel of highly qualified judges. During the presentation students are judged on their live model performance, design, their story board presentation model and the overall effect. Models will be judged on build, circuit performance and build planning.

THE ACTIVATION PROCESS

Phase 1

 

The D-BAT Starter Pack will be dropped off at the schools, colleges and universities. The starter pack is a training manual that has the step by step guidelines to building a drone at home.

Phase 3

 

Judging Process – All the stakeholders will visit the schools, colleges and universities to select the 30 finalist schools. With a total of 120 students (4 per team). 

Phase 2

 

The 7EA activation team will visit each school, college and universities throughout the Western Cape to brief the HOD’s, with regards to the rules, benefits and requirements of the competition.

Phase 4

 

Marketing will be done during this period to introduce the competitors from 30 schools, college and universities as the build up to the Drone Build-a-Thon Show.

The Finale

A team of 4 students demonstrates their ability to design an innovative engineering project and present those ideas along with a display and live model to a panel of highly qualified judges. During the presentation students are judged on their live model performance, design, their story board presentation model and the overall effect. Models will be judge on build, circuit performance and build planning