Tauranga teen wins Bright Spark 2014

Voxy, 31st October 2014

Tauranga’s Callum Riddington has won the Baldwins supreme award at Bright Sparks 2014 for his invention, Kiwi Drones.

Kiwi Drones is a control system for a working drone. It includes GPS mission plotting, stability control and a super-friendly user interface. Callum designed it all from scratch.

The 17-year-old Otumoetai College student also hacked the code in an X-Box controller to use in Kiwi Drones, after deciding it was a more familiar, user-friendly device.  More…