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Amazon uses youngsters' insight for next-gen drone design


19 Oct, 2016 09:00 am

Amazon is inviting schoolchildren to its top secret lab in Cambridge, UK to help design its next-generation drones.


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Local youngsters aged six to 11 are being invited to take part in the Design a Drone Competition and either build a drone using everyday household materials such as "wood, plastic, metal, paper and cardboard," or draw their idea specifying the materials to be used. 

The two competition winners along with five of their friends will then be invited to tour the Amazon Prime Air Cambridge Lab, where Amazon does much of its drone design work.

Amazon will also reward the winners with an Amazon's Fire tablet of their choice and up to £300 worth of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) books and other learning materials. Also, the winning student-designed drones will be on display at Amazon's lab in Cambridge for five months. Amazon will award the runners up with a basket full of books and other learning resources.
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