About

Team composition

We are a team of 23 talented and motivated honors students from Eindhoven University of Technology. The team is supervised by ir. A.T.J.R. (Roy) Cobbenhagen and ir. Alex Andriën, and a director dr. Duarte Guerreiro Tomé Antunes. Team members represent a wide range of interests, origin and education programs including Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Applied Physics, Biomedical Engineering, Industrial Design, and Psychology & Technology. These international individuals have formed an interdisciplinary team with the common interest in UAVs.

History

The team was originally founded in 2015 as a part of the Honours program within Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), primarily to educate highly achieving students on variety aspects of a drone ranging from hardware such as MEMS to controller design. The team has then, later in 2016, turned into a project that aims at stunning space-themed drone shows.

Future vision

Currently, the team is divided into four functional groups to tackle different challenges in regard to the drone show.  Together with the partner, Avular, the team is expecting to make an immediate transition and provide a visually appealing drone show here at Eindhoven University of Technology in 2019.

The team’s efforts are not limited to a show at the Eindhoven University of Technology, of course. After successfully organizing and performing light shows with drones in Eindhoven, the team has the ambition to go further by organizing shows for other events as well, possibly adding more drones, effects and lights. Companies such as Intel have already proven that large groups of drones can be orchestrated such that they deliver an awesome show. Firefly hopes to accomplish something similar in the future!