4 FUTO Students Design a Surveillance Drone For Their School
The students, Ekeh Isidore, Kizito Onyema, Aloysius Nwokedike and John Kenedy Kalusubmitted the drone to the Electrical Electronics Engineering Department as their final year project.
When asked if the quadcopter was built from the scratch by them, one of the students, Kizito Onyema who uploaded the video of themselves testing the drone on the university campus replied that the drone was built from the scratch by four of them.
However, while speaking to Pulse about the reason behind the construction of a surveillance drone for their final year project, Kizito said the drone idea was informed due to incessant armed robbers attacks on their campus.
He said the surveillance drone idea was conceived to curb incidence of armed robbers coming into their hostels.
”Right from our first year, we used to have armed robbers invading our school campus. The school campus is not fenced and it is very close to other communities, so usually, we are oppressed by armed robbers and there is no surveillance system within the school. So it is because of this we decided to do something exceptional for our final year project. We are not the first students to construct a drone in FUTO, but the difference with our drone is that it works, it was able to fly and take surveillance pictures but others didn’t fly”.