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ON APRIL 6, 2016, PLAYGROUND CITY HOSTED A DEMONSTRATION EVENT THAT EXPOSED 30 LOCAL EDUCATION STAKEHOLDERS TO THE IDEAS AND POSSIBILITIES OF A CITY-WIDE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT. UTILIZING EDUCATION FACILITIES LOCATED IN OUR DOWNTOWN, CONNECTED BY TRANSIT, WE MOVED THROUGH OUR CITY LEARNING NEW SKILLS, IN THIS CASE, THE SKILLS TO SAFELY FLY A DRONE.
Brown-bag lunch and mini-drone flight training at Melrose Center
Drone Law 101 lecture
Drone morals through performing arts
Take flight with registered drones and film the Dr. Phillips Center
ORLANDO PUBLIC LIBRARY
DRONE LAW 101
DRONE ETHICS PERFORMANCE
SENEFF ARTS PLAZA
DRONE TAKE FLIGHT
11:30 AM ONBOARD AT MELROSE CENTER
ONBOARDING: the mechanism through which new players acquire the necessary knowledge, skills, and behaviors to become effective [fill in the blank]
Our adventure playlist begins at The Dorothy Lumley Melrose Center for Technology, Innovation and Creativity at the Orlando Public Library. Our stakeholders will convene around a giant table to share lunch and talk about why education matters.
But this meeting is about more than just talk - it's about adventure! Our stakeholders will be faced with 3 challenges:
launch a micro-drone into the air
hover a micro-drone in place
land a micro-drone in a blue box on the table
Bonus: do all three and fly through a stationary hoop
Completing these challenges will be crucial in helping even the most novice drone-piolot the basics of flight control.
LUNCH PROVIDED BY
MICRO-DRONES ARE "SAFE"
12:50 PM DRONE LAW 101
AT LYNX CENTRAL STATION
The Orange Lymmo bus will take us north to Lynx Central Station.
THIS IS A THING.
Once our stakeholders become familiar with the basic physics of drone flight we will Lymmo to Lynx Central Station to meet with a local attorney who pratices drone law.
This lecture is an intro-crash-course in the latest legal issues surrounding drones in our society. With this knowledge, our stakeholders will be better equipped to fly drones without getting arrested...
1:50 PM DRONE ETHICS THROUGH THE PERFORMING ARTS
AT FERG'S DEPOT
SunRail going south will take us to Church Street Station (Ferg's Depot)
TO DRONE OR NOT TO DRONE.
The word "drone" conjurs up a mixed bag of emotions that differs from person to person. Some folks get excited, some feel confused, others feel fear.
At Ferg's Depot, we will broach a conversation about the morals and ethics of drones through the performing arts. Stakeholders will be asked to leave their comfort zone and let their drama-side shine.
3:10 PM TAKE FLIGHT
AT THE SENEFF ARTS PLAZA
(AKA THE SANDBOX)
Juice biking is fun and easy! Our team wil juice to the final stage.
THE FINAL STAGE: TAKE FLIGHT
Equipped with basic drone flying skills, legal knowledge, and empathy for drones in our society, our stakeholders are ready to fly! The final stage of our demonstration is in the Seneff Arts Plaza (aka the Sandbox) where we will be greeted by professional drone pilots who will assist us in flying registered drones. For the sake of caution, only the folks who were not able to able to successfully launch, hover, and land a micro-drone in the first stage will be permitted to fly these slightly larger drones. When all is said and done, we will reconvene for final words and go home (before rush hour).
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