A drone image ebook sequence is coming, and it’s being created by the oldsters behind the WeRobotics Flying Labs.
The first ebook within the illustrated sequence is titled “Ariel & Friends in The Magic of Mangroves” and tells the story of Claudia, a younger lady from the indigenous neighborhood of Bocas del Toro in Panama, who’s captivated with defending her lovely island after a harmful storm with the assistance of a drone, named Ariel. And whereas the ebook itself tells a youngsters’s story, it’s based mostly on an actual mission that Panama Flying Labs led just some months in the past.
But the ebook isn’t prepared but. It’s at present in Kickstarter mode, the place an $11 pledge will get you a replica of the eBook model, and a $25 pledge will get you a bodily, hardcopy of the ebook. As of now, the complete script is written, and the primary 10 of 27 illustrations are accomplished. A printing and transport firm has been chosen, so it seems to be like this Kickstarter mission is about to pan out.
And if and when it does, right here’s what to anticipate: The “Magic of Mangroves” ebook consists of 27 colour pages and will likely be accessible in each English and Spanish, and is designed for youths between the ages of two and eight years previous.
Beyond merely highlighting a ‘drones for good’ use case, the books emphasize different messages for kids together with the significance of inclusion, range, native experience, native management and lived expertise throughout all storylines.
Of course, the books additionally introduce necessary drone ideas equivalent to security, drone mapping, drone supply and extra utilizing participating illustrations whereas additionally making it clear that know-how is simply a part of the answer.
Check out the ebook’s personal trailer beneath:
WeRobotics is a non-profit established in 2015, which co-creates and helps the Flying Labs community. The Flying Labs community was designed with a imaginative and prescient of enabling extra inclusive, locally-led, sustainable and impactful social good tasks in Africa, Asia, Latin America different growing areas, strengthening native experience in using drones, robotics, knowledge and AI for optimistic social change.
After the launch of “Ariel & Friends in The Magic of Mangroves,” WeRobotics says it is best to count on extra books to return — additionally based mostly on real-world missions. Another story highlights the “Flying Hospital” based mostly on the Nepal Flying Labs, whereas one more dubbed “the Big Birdie Count” is predicated on work from the Senegal Flying Labs.
As of now, there are just a few — however not many — youngsters’s books centered round drones. Two others of observe embrace the ‘Leonardo the Drone’ youngsters’s ebook sequence and a coloring and activity book plus studying ebook referred to as “Drone Girls And The Air Show Adventure” created by the workforce behind Women and Drones.
This “Ariel & Friends” sequence claims to be the primary sequence of image books on real-world drone-for-good tasks which might be really written by and with native drone consultants in Africa, Asia, Latin America and past who led these tasks first-hand. The books are additionally edited and illustrated by professionals from the areas through which the books are based mostly.
Learn extra and contribute to the WeRobotics drone picture book Kickstarter here.