Keeping it simple
Keeping the design simple and affordable was our goal from the very beginning. We made it simple because we wanted anyone 12 years and older to assemble it with some supervision. It is lightweight, so you can attach it to a drone and fly with ease. Lightweight translated to fewer components. A minimalistic design achieved this goal. The answer to all these was a 3D printable shell. Rapid prototyping allowed us to come up with snap-on design eliminating the need for screws and other fasteners. Everything fits snugly into the shell, and there is only one screw to manage! A ten minute assembly time has to be achieved next. We ended up consolidating electric and electronic components without compromising reliability, efficiency or safety to accomplish this goal. The cost was of a big concern. Less number of components did the trick. All components used in GoodGuyBot Jr.™ are commercially available and can be purchased online.
Drone(s) capable of carrying 1lb of weight with advanced waypoint feature
A software capable of setting waypoints during flight
Access to a 3D printer to print the shell
A file containing the shell design ( We'll provide this free of cost for Beta testing )
A handful of components. We'll provide the list. You will buy this online. Total cost less than $250
We will provide you with instructions to assemble the components and wire them together.
GoodGuyBot Jr.™ is a semi-automatic system. Operators play a big role in the mitigation efforts. Each school has different floor plans. There are many opportunities to optimize the system for your needs. Please follow local and federal guidelines of drone operation while customizing the process to your needs. The GoodGuyBot Jr.™ should be operated with no one present in the vicinity while testing. The purpose of the GoodGuyBot Jr.™ trainer is to let the pilots train with the flight paths inside schools.
So what do I need?