Building home-made drones is cool. Flying home-made drones is cool. Now, flying a home-made drone can win you what Jesse Pinkman would no doubt refer to as a “fat stack” – $10,000 in cash, or, put another way: 7,259 euros, 6,000 pound sterling or 32,645 ringgits, at today's exchange rates.
All you have to do is put together a drone costing less than $3,000 and then use it to help your community. Make a 2-4 minute video and post it on YouTube, then send a 1-2 page write-up about your project to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you do so before June 20, you will officially be entered into the Drone Social Innovation Award, organized by the Drone User Group Network. A panel of experts, as well as Techinstein and myself, will then review your work. The top entry takes home the $10,000, or an equivalent amount in the currency of your home country, because this is an international contest.
There is also going to be a “Peoples' Choice” award for the entry that gets the most attention on YouTube, so be sure to fire up you social media network and light up the Internet with your project.
Anyway, that's the short version. For all the details, be sure to visit the contest website.
Now, get out there and make the world a better place!