STEM: DRONES- JANUARY, 2020
REQUIRED APPS, DOWNLOADS & TUTORIALS FOR STEM-DRONES.
DATE Information/Activities/Projects and Assignments

TUE

1/27

BELLRINGER: We have a number of students out for the DRIVE SAFE PROGRAM, so no bellringers today. Please use today as a "Getting Caught Up" Day for your many projects.

Today is supposed to be in the high 40s with only 10-13 mph winds! Please go out and fly, if you can. Spend time working on one of your class assignments, such as your AEB BRACKETING PHOTOGRAPHS, your ACTIVE TRACK or your DRONE SELFIES. If you can, please work on your INDEPENDENT PROJECT today, as well. HERE IS A TABLE OF DEADLINE FOR THE ABOVE PROJECTS:

DRONE PROJECT POINTS DEADLINE DATE
TWO DRONE SELFIES 50 points 1/29
ACTIVE TRACK VIDEO WITH CREDITS/MUSIC 50 points 1/31
VERTICAL PANORAMA PHOTOGRAPH 25 points 1/27
TWO AEB BRACKETED AND EDITED PHOTOS 50 points 1/31
PART 107 STUDY DAY 50 points 2/7
INDEPENDENT PROJECT COMPLETION 100 points 2/7
  1. THIS WEEK'S PHOTOGRAPHY MINI-ASSIGNMENT: AEB BRACKETING ASSIGNMENT-TWO HIGH CONTRAST PHOTOGRAPHS. Review this article from DJI on how to shoot AEB photographs. MAKE SURE THAT YOU SHOOT YOUR PHOTOGRAPHS IN RAW MODE! Edit your photographs using this Darktable tutorial. DUE FRIDAY!
  2. LAST WEEKS PHOTOGRAPHY ASSIGNMENT: Please use your drone, camera and flying skills to create TWO DRONE SELFIES. Here is what I would like to see for these two photos: 1) An HHS DRONE SELFIE- a shot of your drone in flight with a recognizable feature of the HHS Campus as a backdrop. 2) An ALTITUDE SELFIE: CAREFULLY (with steps to prevent collision and accidents!) take a photograph of your drone in flight at a height of at least 50 feet. Backdrop is of your own choosing. You will obviously need to work with another class member to take these two photographs!
  3. Complete an ACTIVE TRACK VIDEO, in which you use your AIR's ACTIVE TRACK Intelligent Flight Mode to track a moving object. Please include a title, credits and music with this video. Due by January 31st, 2020. 50 point assignment.
  4. Work on your JANUARY INDEPENDENT DRONE PROJECT.
  5. Spend at least 1-2 full class periods reviewing Part 107 Material that you need help with. Use the 120 Part 107 questions answered video tutorial. (here is the website link for these practice questions) as needed to review questions that you got incorrect or in areas that you are struggling. Please let Mr. B. know which class period you will be doing this, so that he can give you 50 points credit for your efforts! Due by January 17th, 2020.

MON

1/26

BELLRINGER: We review a DRONE VIDEO.

Then, we discuss AEB SHOOTING with our MAVIC AIRs. For this week, please go out and take AT LEAST TWO SETS of 5 shot AEBs of different interesting scenes are the HHS Campus. (Including sky/cloud areas and ground/buildings will work well for this!) Review this article from DJI on how to shoot AEB photographs. MAKE SURE THAT YOU SHOOT YOUR PHOTOGRAPHS IN RAW MODE!

Here is a video tutorial that will cover how to process your AEB photos to create a stunning, perfectly exposed composite photograph: EDITING AEB/HDR PHOTOGRAPHS IN DARKTABLE. This is an ADVANCED video for editing and the presenter covers not only HOW, but WHY things work the way that they do. Please work through this on your own photos when you have them!

Today is supposed to be in the low 50s with only 6 mph winds! Please go out and fly today! Spend time working on one of your class assignments, such as your AEB BRACKETING PHOTOGRAPHS, your ACTIVE TRACK, your VERTICAL PANORAMA or your DRONE SELFIES. If you can, please work on your INDEPENDENT PROJECT today, as well. HERE IS A TABLE OF DEADLINE FOR THE ABOVE PROJECTS:

DRONE PROJECT POINTS DEADLINE DATE
TWO DRONE SELFIES 50 points 1/29
ACTIVE TRACK VIDEO WITH CREDITS/MUSIC 50 points 1/31
VERTICAL PANORAMA PHOTOGRAPH 25 points 1/27
TWO AEB BRACKETED AND EDITED PHOTOS 50 points 1/31
PART 107 STUDY DAY 50 points 2/7
INDEPENDENT PROJECT COMPLETION 100 points 2/7
  1. THIS WEEK'S PHOTOGRAPHY MINI-ASSIGNMENT: AEB BRACKETING ASSIGNMENT-TWO HIGH CONTRAST PHOTOGRAPHS, taken in RAW format, edited together using this Darktable tutorial.
  2. LAST WEEKS PHOTOGRAPHY ASSIGNMENT: Please use your drone, camera and flying skills to create TWO DRONE SELFIES. Here is what I would like to see for these two photos: 1) An HHS DRONE SELFIE- a shot of your drone in flight with a recognizable feature of the HHS Campus as a backdrop. 2) An ALTITUDE SELFIE: CAREFULLY (with steps to prevent collision and accidents!) take a photograph of your drone in flight at a height of at least 50 feet. Backdrop is of your own choosing. You will obviously need to work with another class member to take these two photographs!
  3. Please attempt to create a VERTICAL PANORAMA of the front of the HHS building BY HAND! The AIR VERTICAL PANO FEATURE only takes a set of three photos. Please try this again and give me at least 10 photos in your pano. Please stitch this together using ICE and save it in your DRONE FOLDER as HHS_VERTICAL_PANORAMA.jpg. Due by January 24th, 2020. 50 point assignment.
  4. Complete an ACTIVE TRACK VIDEO, in which you use your AIR's ACTIVE TRACK Intelligent Flight Mode to track a moving object. Please include a title, credits and music with this video. Due by January 31st, 2020. 50 point assignment.
  5. Work on your JANUARY INDEPENDENT DRONE PROJECT.
  6. Spend at least 1-2 full class periods reviewing Part 107 Material that you need help with. Use the 120 Part 107 questions answered video tutorial. (here is the website link for these practice questions) as needed to review questions that you got incorrect or in areas that you are struggling. Please let Mr. B. know which class period you will be doing this, so that he can give you 50 points credit for your efforts! Due by January 17th, 2020.

FRI

1/24

BELLRINGER: No Bellringers today. THERE SHOULD BE LITTLE WIND TODAY! GET OUT AND FLY!

Today is supposed to be in the low 50s with only 5 mph winds! Please go out and fly today! Spend time working on one of your class assignments, such as your ACTIVE TRACK, your VERTICAL PANORAMA or your DRONE SELFIES. If you can, please work on your INDEPENDENT PROJECT today, as well.FOR EARLY JANUARY: Please complete the following-

  1. THIS WEEK'S PHOTOGRAPHY MINI-ASSIGNMENT (due FRIDAY- 40 POINTS): Please use your drone, camera and flying skills to create TWO DRONE SELFIES. Here is what I would like to see for these two photos: 1) An HHS DRONE SELFIE- a shot of your drone in flight with a recognizable feature of the HHS Campus as a backdrop. 2) An ALTITUDE SELFIE: CAREFULLY (with steps to prevent collision and accidents!) take a photograph of your drone in flight at a height of at least 50 feet. Backdrop is of your own choosing. You will obviously need to work with another class member to take these two photographs!
  2. Please attempt to create a VERTICAL PANORAMA of the front of the HHS building BY HAND! The AIR VERTICAL PANO FEATURE only takes a set of three photos. Please try this again and give me at least 10 photos in your pano. Please stitch this together using ICE and save it in your DRONE FOLDER as HHS_VERTICAL_PANORAMA.jpg. Due by January 24th, 2020. 50 point assignment.
  3. Complete an ACTIVE TRACK VIDEO, in which you use your AIR's ACTIVE TRACK Intelligent Flight Mode to track a moving object. Please include a title, credits and music with this video. Due by January 31st, 2020. 50 point assignment.
  4. Work on your JANUARY INDEPENDENT DRONE PROJECT.
  5. Spend at least 1-2 full class periods reviewing Part 107 Material that you need help with. Use the 120 Part 107 questions answered video tutorial. (here is the website link for these practice questions) as needed to review questions that you got incorrect or in areas that you are struggling. Please let Mr. B. know which class period you will be doing this, so that he can give you 50 points credit for your efforts! Due by January 17th, 2020.

WED

1/22

BELLRINGER: Looking for work? Please complete the DRONE OPERATOR'S JOB OPPORTUNITY THINKING SHEET.

Today is supposed to be in the mid 50s! Please go out and fly today! Spend time working on one of your class assignments, such as your ACTIVE TRACK, your VERTICAL PANORAMA or your DRONE SELFIES. If you can, please work on your INDEPENDENT PROJECT today, as well.FOR EARLY JANUARY: Please complete the following-

  1. THIS WEEK'S PHOTOGRAPHY MINI-ASSIGNMENT (due FRIDAY- 40 POINTS): Please use your drone, camera and flying skills to create TWO DRONE SELFIES. Here is what I would like to see for these two photos: 1) An HHS DRONE SELFIE- a shot of your drone in flight with a recognizable feature of the HHS Campus as a backdrop. 2) An ALTITUDE SELFIE: CAREFULLY (with steps to prevent collision and accidents!) take a photograph of your drone in flight at a height of at least 50 feet. Backdrop is of your own choosing. You will obviously need to work with another class member to take these two photographs!
  2. Please attempt to create a VERTICAL PANORAMA of the front of the HHS building BY HAND! The AIR VERTICAL PANO FEATURE only takes a set of three photos. Please try this again and give me at least 10 photos in your pano. Please stitch this together using ICE and save it in your DRONE FOLDER as HHS_VERTICAL_PANORAMA.jpg. Due by January 24th, 2020. 50 point assignment.
  3. Complete an ACTIVE TRACK VIDEO, in which you use your AIR's ACTIVE TRACK Intelligent Flight Mode to track a moving object. Please include a title, credits and music with this video. Due by January 31st, 2020. 50 point assignment.
  4. Work on your JANUARY INDEPENDENT DRONE PROJECT.
  5. Spend at least 1-2 full class periods reviewing Part 107 Material that you need help with. Use the 120 Part 107 questions answered video tutorial. (here is the website link for these practice questions) as needed to review questions that you got incorrect or in areas that you are struggling. Please let Mr. B. know which class period you will be doing this, so that he can give you 50 points credit for your efforts! Due by January 17th, 2020.

TUE

1/21

BELLRINGER: We review the Independent Project work for the last two weeks. It seems like not a lot of students managed to complete much of this work. Is this a case of not enough effort or too much to do? Please give your input.

FOR EARLY JANUARY: Please complete the following-

  1. THIS WEEK'S PHOTOGRAPHY MINI-ASSIGNMENT (due FRIDAY- 40 POINTS): Please use your drone, camera and flying skills to create TWO DRONE SELFIES. Here is what I would like to see for these two photos: 1) An HHS DRONE SELFIE- a shot of your drone in flight with a recognizable feature of the HHS Campus as a backdrop. 2) An ALTITUDE SELFIE: CAREFULLY (with steps to prevent collision and accidents!) take a photograph of your drone in flight at a height of at least 50 feet. Backdrop is of your own choosing. You will obviously need to work with another class member to take these two photographs!
  2. Please attempt to create a VERTICAL PANORAMA of the front of the HHS building BY HAND! The AIR VERTICAL PANO FEATURE only takes a set of three photos. Please try this again and give me at least 10 photos in your pano. Please stitch this together using ICE and save it in your DRONE FOLDER as HHS_VERTICAL_PANORAMA.jpg. Due by January 24th, 2020. 50 point assignment.
  3. Complete an ACTIVE TRACK VIDEO, in which you use your AIR's ACTIVE TRACK Intelligent Flight Mode to track a moving object. Please include a title, credits and music with this video. Due by January 31st, 2020. 50 point assignment.
  4. Work on your JANUARY INDEPENDENT DRONE PROJECT.
  5. Spend at least 1-2 full class periods reviewing Part 107 Material that you need help with. Use the 120 Part 107 questions answered video tutorial. (here is the website link for these practice questions) as needed to review questions that you got incorrect or in areas that you are struggling. Please let Mr. B. know which class period you will be doing this, so that he can give you 50 points credit for your efforts! Due by January 17th, 2020.

TUE

1/14

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WED

1/15

BELLRINGER: Please review the article regarding "DJI- We support Remote ID, but not this way" and complete the questions on the REMOTE ID IS ALREADY HERE THINKING SHEET.

FOR EARLY JANUARY: Please complete the following-

  1. Spend at least 1-2 full class periods reviewing Part 107 Material that you need help with. Use the 120 Part 107 questions answered video tutorial. (here is the website link for these practice questions) as needed to review questions that you got incorrect or in areas that you are struggling. Please let Mr. B. know which class period you will be doing this, so that he can give you 50 points credit for your efforts! Due by January 17th, 2020.
  2. Create a VERTICAL PANORAMA of the front of the HHS building. Please stitch this together using ICE and save it in your DRONE FOLDER as HHS_VERTICAL_PANORAMA.jpg. Due by January 17th, 2020. 50 point assignment.
  3. Complete an ACTIVE TRACK VIDEO, in which you use your AIR's ACTIVE TRACK Intelligent Flight Mode to track a moving object. Please include a title, credits and music with this video. Due by January th, 2020. 50 point assignment.
  4. CLEAN UP THE DRONE MESS IN THE CLASSROOM! I WANTED THIS DONE LAST CLASS PERIOD AND THE PLACE IS STILL A MESS.
  5. Work on your JANUARY INDEPENDENT DRONE PROJECT. If you are planning on taking a drone home this weekend for your Independent Project, please pack it all up, make sure you have batteries, cards, controllers, etc. See me before the end of the day to sign the check-out sheet.

MON

1/13

BELLRINGER: We preview the Autel Evo 2 and complete the Autel Evo 2 stThinking Sheet.

FOR EARLY JANUARY: Please complete the following-

  1. Spend at least 1-2 full class periods reviewing Part 107 Material that you need help with. Use the 120 Part 107 questions answered video tutorial. (here is the website link for these practice questions) as needed to review questions that you got incorrect or in areas that you are struggling. Please let Mr. B. know which class period you will be doing this, so that he can give you 50 points credit for your efforts! Due by January 17th, 2020.
  2. Create a VERTICAL PANORAMA of the front of the HHS building. Please stitch this together using ICE and save it in your DRONE FOLDER as HHS_VERTICAL_PANORAMA.jpg. Due by January 17th, 2020. 50 point assignment.
  3. Complete an ACTIVE TRACK VIDEO, in which you use your AIR's ACTIVE TRACK Intelligent Flight Mode to track a moving object. Please include a title, credits and music with this video. Due by January 17th, 2020. 50 point assignment.
  4. CLEAN UP THE DRONE MESS IN THE CLASSROOM! I WANTED THIS DONE LAST CLASS PERIOD AND THE PLACE IS STILL A MESS.
  5. Work on your JANUARY INDEPENDENT DRONE PROJECT. If you are planning on taking a drone home this weekend for your Independent Project, please pack it all up, make sure you have batteries, cards, controllers, etc. See me before the end of the day to sign the check-out sheet.

FRI

1/10

BELLRINGER: If you have not yet visited Mr. B. regarding your January Independent Drone Project, please do so at the start of class today!

FOR EARLY JANUARY: Please complete the following-

  1. Spend at least 1-2 full class periods reviewing Part 107 Material that you need help with. Use the 120 Part 107 questions answered video tutorial. (here is the website link for these practice questions) as needed to review questions that you got incorrect or in areas that you are struggling. Please let Mr. B. know which class period you will be doing this, so that he can give you 50 points credit for your efforts! Due by January 17th, 2020.
  2. Create a VERTICAL PANORAMA of the front of the HHS building. Please stitch this together using ICE and save it in your DRONE FOLDER as HHS_VERTICAL_PANORAMA.jpg. Due by January 17th, 2020. 50 point assignment.
  3. Complete an ACTIVE TRACK VIDEO, in which you use your AIR's ACTIVE TRACK Intelligent Flight Mode to track a moving object. Please include a title, credits and music with this video. Due by January 17th, 2020. 50 point assignment.
  4. CLEAN UP THE DRONE MESS IN THE CLASSROOM! I WANTED THIS DONE LAST CLASS PERIOD AND THE PLACE IS STILL A MESS.
  5. Work on your JANUARY INDEPENDENT DRONE PROJECT. If you are planning on taking a drone home this weekend for your Independent Project, please pack it all up, make sure you have batteries, cards, controllers, etc. See me before the end of the day to sign the check-out sheet.

WED

1/8

BELLRINGER: We have been talking about the proposed drone remote ID regulations. With this in mind, please complete the REMOTE ID FOR DRONES THINKING SHEET.

When you are done with your thinking sheet, please review the information at the following links:

I think that it is important for students to become involved in the communities in which they participate. Being a part of this class, you are a member of the Drone Community and it is the opinion of many that the future of that community is being threatened by the FAA. We have a chance to do something about that by commenting regarding the proposals on the Public Comment Forum.

YOUR MINI PROJECT FOR TODAY: After review the Tips for submitting effective comments from regulations.gov please COMMENT on the forum, letting your voice be heard. You can be as anonymous as you like, but please be constructive and appropriate in your comments. Please forward a screenshot or a photo of your comments to Mr. B., so that he can give you 25 points for this mini-project.

Don't want to comment on the Public Forum? Still want points for this assignment? Please send Mr. B. an email explaining why you do not want to comment, along with an outline of your feelings regarding the proposed legislation. I will accept this for credit, as long as you have put in the background reading and research outlined above and demonstrate this in your writing.

FOR EARLY JANUARY: Please complete the following-

  1. Spend at least 1-2 full class periods reviewing Part 107 Material that you need help with. Use the 120 Part 107 questions answered video tutorial. (here is the website link for these practice questions) as needed to review questions that you got incorrect or in areas that you are struggling. Please let Mr. B. know which class period you will be doing this, so that he can give you 50 points credit for your efforts! Due by January 17th, 2020.
  2. Create a VERTICAL PANORAMA of the front of the HHS building. Please stitch this together using ICE and save it in your DRONE FOLDER as HHS_VERTICAL_PANORAMA.jpg. Due by January 17th, 2020. 50 point assignment.
  3. Complete an ACTIVE TRACK VIDEO, in which you use your AIR's ACTIVE TRACK Intelligent Flight Mode to track a moving object. Please include a title, credits and music with this video. Due by January 17th, 2020. 50 point assignment.
  4. Visit Mr. B. to discuss your first INDEPENDENT PROJECT for this class. I am a little flexible on the due date for this, but I want to hear your ideas and post them on our DRONE PROJECT BOARD.

TUE

1/7

What happens this semester:

  • Part 107 Testing for students.
  • The 100 Dollar Project for Mr. Ring.
  • Bi-weekly Independent Projects (video or photography).
  • Regular field trips, starting as soon as possible, with corresponding video projects.
  • MAVIC AIR Programming.
  • 3D Mapping and Volumetrics Project (Spring.)
  • Assigned Projects, including a "How-to Video Tutorial," our Active Track Video, our Sam Kolder Pull-back video and others.
  • More advanced video editing techniques.
  • Final Class Project.

We review and discuss the proposed new Remote ID law from December 26th. Here are some links regarding the proposed new law regarding the Remote ID of Drones:

Please leave a comment regarding this proposed law on the Public Comment section of the Federal Register website regarding the law. Please take a screenshot or a phone photo of your comment and forward it to Mr. B. for grading.