- A Nigerian student designed and constructed a surveillance drone for his final year project at the university
- The mechanical engineering student is seen in a video he shared flying the remote-controlled aircraft with the school premises
- The Imo state University student identified as Tochukwu Egbujor expressed delight that it was successfully built against all odds
A Nigerian student has showcased the aircraft he made for his final year project.
The Imo State University, Owerri student designed and constructed a surveillance drone.
Demonstrating its use in a video he shared on LinkedIn, the mechanical engineering student Tochukwu Egbujor took delight in the eventual success of the aircraft despite the challenges.
Speaking more on the challenges faced during its creation, Tochukwu while responding to comments said he and his team members had to improvise as some parts of the aircraft were difficult to work with.
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In another response, Tochukwu revealed that he was still learning to control the aircraft.
The project cost him and his team about N250k
While Tochukwu confirmed to Legit.ng that the project involved team members identified as Meziem Benjamin izuchukwu and Ibe Emmanuel Chukwuemeka, he stated that the drone cost them about N250k to build.
"This project cost us about 250,000. Of course there is a possibility of a better and more advanced version but this was within our budget as students for the project."
It wasn't easy to build
Tochukwu said the project wasn't an easy one as they had to be delicate with body parts that they couldn't afford to replace.
"We faced alot of challenges. Trying to improvise because some parts weren't compatible. We had to careful with delicate parts that we couldn't afford to replace.
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"As a first the project, it was really challenging. We had series of challenges all the way, with series of tests and errors, correcting ourselves and finding solutions. We had to ask alot of questions, researches. It was a product of passion and dedication and we hope to do better in the future."
People commend the creation by the student
Maxwell Ekoh reacted:
"This was my final year project 5 years ago but finished it 75%, were hampered by resources to continue. After ordering a gyro, on implementation we realised it wasn't working and it was imported."
"Kudos bro. AI is the future, let's get there together."
Ageebee Silas Faki wrote:
"Good work,, take this as a project even after school, keep improving at different aspects, balancing, altitude, video quality, etc that is how to succeed."
John Elisha Bahago said:
"Engineering is sweet and mind-blowing. proud of your achievement. great work."
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Nwiamanie Leeleebari Clinton remarked:
"Good job but I think the weight was not well balanced reason for the shaking and again the materials used, light weight metals like aluminum alloys should be considered."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a Nigerian student had built a fine sports car as a final year project.
A video making the rounds that was posted by Instablog9ja on Instagram claimed that a student of Federal University of Technology Minna (FUTMINNA) built the car.
In the clip, the automobile is named Merczy. The car has an intimidating wide front like an Escalade.
Many people stood by looking at the mechanical masterpiece as the young man and a passenger sat in the car in an attempt to test drive it.