New progress on the Mine Kafon drone.
Hope all is well with everyone.
We are very excited to share with your our new works. Now we’ve multiple potential collaborative partners to work with in the future and achieve our goals alongside thanks to some recent events. It’s been a busy time for us since we got many requests from all over the world to test and present the Mine Kafon Drone. Below we have made a small summary of our activities in past two months.
- Collaboration with the Technical University in Nancy, France
- Creating Super EMC
- Creating algorithms to analyse the most risky surfaces after first detection scan
5 PhD tutors are working alongside us on the the Mine Kafon Drone project at the Technical University of Nancy in France. They hold PhD’s in in a variety of valuable areas such as signal imaging and optoelectronics, to name a few. We truly believe their cooperation will lead to great advancements in the drones.
Our collaboration will enable us to work on many facets of the project simultaneously such as:
- Test of source separation algorithms applied to signal coming from the sensor.
- Low power and long range wireless communication systems.
- Positioning methods (geolocation of the drone) in a Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) context.
- Demonstration of communication between drones.
Our first deadlines are in January to test and see the process with them.
In November I was invited to Beijing to present the Mine Kafon Drone project at the Global Innovatores Conference. The reactions were overwhelming. The project won two prizes; the Future Maker Award from the Global Innovator's Awards as well as the Investor’s Pitch award.
Meeting with DJI in Shenzhen
After the Global Innovators Conference, we were Invited by DJI to present the Mine Kafon Drones. DJI are currently the world’s largest drones manufacturer. We’re in negotiations as to the potential of a large scale collaboration with DJI based in Shenzhen for several months. This is going to be an extremely awesome opportunity if we manage to achieve this. We will write more about this collaboration in our next update.
Collaboration with Pix4D from Switzerland
Pix4D is one of the biggest 3D imaging companies around. Their team has contacted us to collaborate and implement their technologies into our drones for the purpose of demining . Following some testing sessions the result will be shared with you.
Testing in different locations is to commence with piloting and small testing on site. Upcoming events are as follows
- December: First test in the Netherlands with all the extensions.
- January: Demo day with the Dutch Defense
- February: Showcase and test drones in Dubai (we will write more about this in the next update.
- May: Final tests with demining organisation in Turkey joined by UN delegates.
Mine Kafon Drone preparations for upcoming flight tests
- Mine Kafon Drone ready to lift upto 5kg, flight time of 20 minutes
- RTK network ready for precise autonomous flight
- 3D mapping system ready with pix4d
- Wireless Detector ready for the demo.
- Mine Kafon robotic arms needs to be improved with faster wireless connection to the base station. This is currently being imporved.
This week a new short documentary was aired on the Dutch National tv Een Vandaag
Besides this we are working hard on delivering the rewards to you, our backers.
- 5 euro tier - Messages sent
- 12 euro tier - Bracelets printed, ready to ship.
- 17 euro tier - 3D mapping software ready, planning our test sessions currently
- 25 euro tier - 3D mapping software ready, planning our test session currently
- 30 euro tier - phone covers are being printed currently
- 75 euro tier - 150 miniature cores are 3D printed, awaiting completion of body
- 125 euro tier - The goodi box will be sent once all the rewards mentioned above are filled.
The higer tears are next.
Please let us know what do you want to know more in our next update.
All the best,