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CNY Drones Soar into Barnes & Noble

CNY Drones showcase their drone skills and STEM research at Barnes & Noble.

Posted: Nov. 12, 2017 9:46 PM
Updated: Nov. 13, 2017 9:40 AM

NEW HARTFORD- When you walked into Barnes & Noble Sunday morning, it didn’t look like your typical bookstore. You could find kids playing with numerous drones, while drones were soaring throughout the store.

Central New York Drones, a local organization showcased several different drones. The drones which were showcased aren’t you’re typical drones. These drones are 3-D printed using a computer generated template. With a little bit of battery juice the drones are then propelled into the air.

CNY Drones, hosted the event at Barnes & Noble. Their main goal is to spread the knowledge of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) to the younger generations and to show kids of all ages how flying drones is fun.

“We want kids of all ages to enjoy drone flying,” said Bob Payne, Founder of CNY Drones. “When I say kids of all ages I mean from five to eighty five.”

Payne is a teacher for drone flying and creating. He holds workshops, volunteers, and educates the missing pieces in Central New York’s drone tech education.

Payne believes within the next few years the necessity for drone flyers will be of high demand. “Amazon and other companies are adopting drones for their business techniques,” said Payne. “That is where the technology is leading us, so if we can get kids involved now early on, there will be jobs in Central New York in the years to come.”

For more information on CNY Drones, you can visit their website at www.cnydrones.org. The next drone event will be on, December 1st, at the Jewish Community Center Association at 8:30 p.m.

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