“We designed a drone from scratch,” said Booz Allen Intern Robyn Kincade, a member of the winning team from Huntsville, AL. “It’s modular, tool less, snap-able, and super easy to put together. Everything is 3-D printable.”
The drone gets servicemembers better intel— faster—when they are in the field.
The team concluded that the fastest way to get information into the hands of servicemembers is to have them physically carry the drone, explained Intern Ryan Fernandez. “We had to make it lightweight.”
Every aspect of the drone was designed with practicality in mind.
“We wanted everything to be easy to assemble so it could be snapped together without tools,” said Intern Bradley Evans. “With the 3-D printing, if something breaks, it can be fixed by simply printing off a new part and then replacing it within the drone.”