Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are increasingly used by a range of media creators. Although subject to strict aviation regulations, users are capitalising their ability to create aerial shots more cheaply than alternative methods. In light of this increasing uptake, DroneHack: Journalism hopes to move UAVs beyond simple image-capture, and explores the unique media and journalistic opportunities drones can offer.
Hosted by the University of Central Lancashire’s (UCLan) Civic Drone Centre and Trinity Mirror, and bringing together a range of media partners, including Journalism.co.uk, the one-day workshop’s core aim is to design, build and fly drones that create new ways to capture stories.
Who can sign up?
The hack is open to all levels of technical expertise and experience – from novice to flying/engineering ace – and participants will be provided with all the tools, parts and equipment needed to make a drone from scratch. Experienced ‘drone doctors’ will be on hand throughout the day to troubleshoot any snags and hiccups and teach the basics of flying a drone.
DroneHack teams will be formed on the day to ensure a range of skills is present in each group. Participants are encouraged to sign up individually or register a pre-existing and fully-formed group.
How do I sign up?
You can sign up via Eventbrite.
How do I get to the Hack?
We’re holding the DroneHack at The Sharp Project in Manchester. There’s plenty of travel info available on their website.
We’re looking forward to seeing you there!