CNY Drones


June 2017

Want to get involved in drone activities locally?

 We’re just a bunch of volunteers having fun with flying robots!

Check out our latest promo:  WKTV News Talk 3-24-17  


We’re honored to have such great County & business community support as we grow another STEM sport in our community that compliments & enhances existing offerings!  We feel that there are such great possibilities for learning with local ties to drone technology in our backyard and low entry cost for anyone to get involved. Thanks to a nudge from our friends at Carbone Auto Group, we’ve been working with reps from Oneida County, Griffiss Institute, AFRL, & MVCC, local drone manufacturers, distributors & local drone enthusiasts to elevate public knowledge of drones as a STEM-based activity.

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Thanks to our friends at the Griffiss Institute, CNY Drones volunteers have been meeting for a year now as a diverse committee sharing a common interest in promoting STEM.  We’re leading the charge to get drone events and drone enthusiasts organized  and in line with area STEM projects already in the works!  We’re pleased to have everyone heading in the same direction as we solidify our new local STEM-based drone competition.



WUTR News Anchor Angie Pavlovsky takes a look at our racing drone at the 2016 Boilermaker Expo

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indoor student demo

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Helping with EV3 training at Utica Safe Schools – we also did a drone demo for their STEM Summer Camp (2016)

Local RoboSpartans team members have teamed up with new friends to once again lead the way, encouraging others to try out drones – safely.  We work with area colleges, schools, independent groups and existing robotics teams that wish to work with drones off-season or as an extra project.   We maintain our ties to FIRST by mentoring, training local educators and offering advice to teams.  We use drones as a bridge for Alumni to stay involved in STEM and offer drones to those less interested in competitive robotics.



Check out our Drone Development photo gallery to see what we’re 3D Printing.

Interested in a drone camp?

Griffiss Institute & MVCC offer camps and curriculum to area schools to offer their own programs.

MVCC is offering a small unmanned aerial systems associate’s degree.

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