Welcome to For The Win Robotics’ Build | Fly | Code Portal.
Congratulations on being one of the first to receive Hopper! We hope that you are as excited about the capabilities of your new Hopper drones as we are. Our goal at FTW Robotics is to provide educators and students with access to informative and high-quality learning materials. Throughout our Build | Fly | Code Portal, we have focused on providing a rich and dynamic learning experience that helps elevate our program. Our content will continue to evolve and be specifically targeted to allow educators and students to expand STEM learning opportunities. New content will be developed regularly that takes full advantage of Hopper's capabilities as the primary learning tool for not just building and flying a drone, but also computer coding, problem solving, communication and teamwork.
We believe that STEM Education is important to all students in our increasingly technical world, and that learning is most effective if it is interactive and fun. We have chosen drones as the center of our learning program as we believe that drone technology plays an essential role in our current and future society and that educators and students will benefit from first-hand experience in this emerging field.
We are dedicated to providing effective, accessible materials and content, and appreciate any feedback to further improve the Build | Fly | Code Portal experience.
For The Win Robotics Team
the study of the science of flight
A vehicle capable of operating or navigating without any human intervention
Drone is the common name for an unmanned aerial vehicle
Federal Aviation Administration is the division of the Department of Transportation that deals with rules, regulations, and guidance for aviation
Heavier than air vehicles that generate lift via wings and the aircraft's forward speed
a rotary wing aircraft with six rotors
a rotary wing aircraft with eight rotors
a rotary wing aircraft with four rotors - Hopper is a quadcoptor
(also called a Rotorcraft) is a heavier that air vehicle that generates lift with rotor wings (or blades) rotating around a central shaft.
An aircraft with no pilots, passengers or other crew members on board. It it controlled through remote control, or operates autonomously with onboard programming.
Small Unmanned Aerial System - is defined by the FAA as a UAV weighling less than 55lbs and its associated control systems.
WHAT IS A DRONE?