Some studies say that the best way to learn something is to put it to music or to make it funny. Today's guest on the Drone Radio Show would go one step further and say do both. Victor Villegas is a technologist at heart who enjoys helping people learn how to use technology to improve work and better their lives. He bridges techies and users and has a knack for explaining technology in simple and easy to understand terms. When not working for the Oregon State University Extension Computing Technology Unit, Victor is combining his love of drones, education and music to produce song parodies that promote the message of flying safe. He's the Drone Singer and he's here to share some of his songs and talk about the inspiration and message behind his passion.
Wondering what the next innovation might be in drone design & technology? Today’s guest on the Drone Radio Show podcast just might have the answer.
JD Claridge is the CEO and founder of XCraft, a new company that builds small powerful flying machines. He’s the visionary and inventor of the x PlusOne design, which as we will hear, is a innovative design in drone technology. JD started his career at Volant Technica as an aerospace engineer and later served several years as the lead electrical engineer at Quest Aircraft. For the past few years, prior to launching XCraft, JD ran his own aerospace design firm. On this episode of the Drone Radio Show podcast, JD talks about xCraft, their revolutionary products and his appearance on the popular TV show Shark Tank.
It was just a matter of time before a movie would be made featuring a drone, but who would have thought that the drone would co-star as a friend and protector.
Rotor DR1 is a story about a 16-year old boy who becomes separated from his father during a worldwide viral outbreak and finds a drone that he believes can help him reunite. The movie is the brainchild of Chad Kapper, a director and producer known for Sarah’s Choice, Without Warning, the highly successful YouTube FliteTest channel, and now, Rotor DR1. On this episode of the Drone Radio Show podcast, Chad talks about the making of the movie, drones and his quest to make the first movie ever using an online community to help decide what happens.
If Horace Greeley was alive today, he would no longer be pointing us westward to the land of opportunity. Instead, he’d send us north to the grand state of North Dakota, the new hotbed of drone activity in the country. Today’s guest on the Drone Radio Show is Brian Opp, the UAS and Aerospace Business Development Manager for the North Dakota Department of Commerce. Among his many responsibilities is leading North Dakota’s efforts to attract, develop and expand the state’s fast growing drone industry. Sounding a little like Horace Greely himself, in this interview, Brian discusses how North Dakota has become THE place for drone businesses, enthusiasts and business opportunity.