The Quinebaug Valley CC team collecting water with their quadcopter on the obstacle course.
On Friday, April 28, the University of Hartford hosted its second annual Community College Quadcopter Challenge at the Konover Great Room. Three teams from three different community colleges participated in the event: Housatonic CC, Quinebaug Valley CC, and Northwestern CC.
The teams built their own quadcopter, or drone, from a kit and were tested on their ability to fly them while completing various tasks. The drones were attached to a string, or leash, to keep the audience safe while attempting the various tasks on the obstacle course. For example, one of the tasks is to fly the quadcopter over a bucket of water and collect a sample. Each college was interviewed by the judges prior to completing the obstacle course.
Last year’s champion, Quinebaug Valley CC, reigned supreme on Friday. They came to the 2017 event prepared to defend their 2016 title and left as the two time champions of the Community College Quadcopter Challenge. CETA and the CT Space Grant Consortium would like to congratulate Quinebaug Valley CC on their win! Many thanks to all who visited to watch the quadcopters in action and we look forward to what next year will bring.
Below is a link to a video featuring the winning team!:
UNOTES - 5/3/17