Eye in the sky

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As part of the Teen Summer Program at the Cranston Public Libraries, participants received a lesson on Drones. They were taught the difference between Drones and Quadcopters by Chris Williams of Cloud City Drones in Warwick on June 27. The difference is that Drones are autonomous; operating on their own. 

The Teen Summer Program runs until Aug. 11 and is run by Linda Archetto, Head of Teen Services for the Cranston Public Libraries.

"The program was presented by Christopher A. Williams of Cloud City Drones.  He gave a fabulous introduction to the world of drones,” Archetto said. “He covered the different kinds of drones, the technology of drones and how drones work, how they are used and more.  Twenty-four teens attended the program. They were highly engaged by what William had to say and asked lots and lots of questions. The highlight of the program for the teens was, of course, seeing the drone higher than the roof of the William Hall Library and then land nearby.”

In attendance were 24 Cranston teens who participated in the Drone project which included a presentation and a demonstration. They learned that an autonomous Drone will keep under the FAA maximum altitude of 400 feet and that the drone will keep out of restricted airspace.

When the Drone is started, that position is called home start and the Drone will return to that position when the operator pushes the button to return home or it is losing its power or has lost contact with controller.

For more information on upcoming Teen Summer Programs, visit the Cranston Public Library at wwww.cranstonlibrary.org.

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