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Tooled up Marines Build Drones on the Battlefield

Through a program called Marine Makers, they’re learning how to build devices, and to be more innovative thinkers

n the battlefield, U.S. Marines have long had a reputation for resourcefulness, a talent for adapting quickly and decisively to the unexpected. So try to imagine a future where Marines, using a laptop and a 3-D printer, are able to build and deploy a drone customized to support that day’s mission.

Sounds far-fetched? Not at all, insists Capt. Christopher Wood, who sees the scenario as more goal than fantasy.

“I don’t want to say that we will achieve that, but that’s where we think we can go,” he said. “We think the technology is there to do something like that, to put drones on the battlefield—on demand, as needed, and with mission-optimized platforms.”

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The wonderful exhilarating Art of Flying Your Very Own Drone

Drones are coming to world skies—not just for surveillance or security work, but also for hobbyists. If you want to pilot your own drone, learn the ABCs of UAVs.

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Drones have gained a reputation for hunting terrorists and spying on both foreigners and Americans alike. So it’s easy to overlook the fact that these hovering, loitering aircraft have quite a following in the hobbyist world as well. To the people who build and fly them recreationally, modern unmanned aerial vehicles (the terms drone and UAV are pretty much interchangeable) are just a technological advancement of the radio-controlled planes and helicopters that amateurs have been flying for years...

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DRONES FROM GARBAGE JUNK IN BOLIVIA

BOLIVIAN INVENTOR USES JUNK TO BUILD DRONES

DRONE TRASH & TREASURE VIDEO SHOWS

May 11 – A Bolivian inventor is proving that one person’s trash is another person’s treasure, by taking cast-off materials and using them to make unmanned aerial vehicles. In developing countries like Bolivia, Alex Chipana says such innovative use of everyday materials could have a positive impact on the lives of millions.

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