Make it and break it
Dylan Sanusi-Goh didn’t let the fact he was still in high school stop him from building his very own working drone.
In a world where unmanned aerial vehicles may soon come to a front door near you, I decided to build my own.
My drone, ThermaQuad, is a remote-control quadcopter that carries thermal imaging equipment. It costs a fraction of the price of store-bought ones, can fly for longer, and is made from lighter and stronger materials.
At first, I thought engineering was only for trained professionals. It seemed daunting and difficult, but there are endless possibilities for you to create and assemble your own engineering projects to tackle all sorts of big problems!
Everyone’s engineering journey has its successes and failures. I’ve broken things, connected things the wrong way, but remember to try, and then try again.
Come back, approach the problem from a different perspective and you will probably surprise yourself with a creative solution.
I definitely encourage anyone interested in learning more about computer science, tech or engineering. They are really important to jobs of the future, jobs that might not even exist yet!
You can use these skills to tackle the greatest problems the world faces.