Innovation continues to prevail within lanes and by lanes of Andhra. Needless to say, brain drain is not going to stop the existing young talent to contribute significantly for their society. Following this path are a group of dynamic kids from Vasireddy Venkatadri Institute of Technology (VVIT).
Students studying Mechanical engineering in VVIT, Nambur, have developed a multi-purpose unmanned aerial vehicle, a drone, which is both cost-effective and environmental friendly. The device was developed in the college premises.
K. Sai Kiran, D. Nagasai Madhukar, Ch.Dinesh, G.V. Subhash and T.Nani Prasanth Kumar (CSE) have developed the drone with a cost with a budget of just Rs.10,000. The drone has been named Quadcopter, and was intricately manufactured with a plywood to make it lighter so as to handle avionics.
Fitted with a 100 KV BLDC motor, 2200mAh battery and a high resolution video camera, Quadcopter can be operated with a remote and can be flown to nearly 200 feet while carrying 700 grams of weight.
The department head of the college confirmed that this drone has multiple uses, ranging from survey to surveillance and can be operated easily with a remote control. In fact, this drone can be used in the survey of regions affected by natural calamities and fire accidents. The state government may want to consider this useful invention.