PDXDrones Challenge Presented by Dialsmith

On Sunday, September 8th, PDXDrones will host a day of flying, building and public education at OMSI presented by Dialsmith. Join us on the plaza in front of the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry as we celebrate the final day of TechFestNW. The event kicks off at 11am with “From Zero to Drone in 60 Minutes”, followed by the PDXDrones Challenge presented by Dialsmith.


From Zero to Drone in 60 Minutes – 11am

What it is:

Watch as we take disparate parts and build a fully functional flying machine. Get up close and personal as we expertly assemble arms and propellers, solder wiring and add crucial electronic flight equipment that brings it all together. If you’ve always wondered how Drones are put together, or even if you’ve built robots before, you’ll want to see this speed build. And make sure to stick around when we demonstrate how it really flies!


PDXDrones Challenge Presented by Dialsmith – 1pm

What it is:

We’re bringing PDX’s best drone pilots together into the Drone Cage to battle head to head in our skill testing obstacle course. 10 pilots will enter, but only one will emerge victorious and walk away with our fabulous prize package (we’ll have prizes for individual accomplishments as well). Each challenge event tests pilot’s skills in navigation, precision, calm under pressure and time management.

What? You don’t know any Drone pilots? Meet them in real life as they explain how they got started in this fascinating and exciting hobby, how they built their machines.


Flight Demonstrations – 2pm

Throughout the day we’ll conduct flight demonstrations of the latest hobbyist Drones. You’ll get to meet the pilots and get up close and personal with the Drones themselves. Don’t worry they won’t bite. You’ll learn about their capabilities and what missions are well suited for each machine.