Longmont, CO

System to alert first responders of people in distress in areas without cell reception

Recent Team Blogs

July 7, 2018
Project Update Our project description remains the same:“The St. Vrain Valley School District Innovation Center InvenTeam invented the Beacon Rescue Drone (BRD) system to aid first responders in finding missing or trapped persons during natural disasters. It is an independent system that...
May 31, 2018
Photo from Boulder County Search and Rescue Crews and SWAT teams demonstration   Project Update Our project description remains the same:“The St. Vrain Valley School District Innovation Center InvenTeam invented the Beacon Rescue Drone (BRD) system to aid first...
April 30, 2018
  A photo of our booth at the CU Design Expo. Project Update Our project description has slightly changed to an updated version.“The St. Vrain Valley School District Innovation Center InvenTeam invented the Beacon Rescue Drone (BRD) system to aid first responders in finding...
April 2, 2018
Project Update Our project description remains the same:“Our project is intended to help search and rescue crews in a natural disaster situation. This system, also named as Beacon Rescue Drone Systems (BRD), has a total of 3 parts working together. The first part is a handheld GPS beacon...
March 3, 2018
Project Update In the month of February, our team has learned that one step back can mean two steps forward. While we have added general code to each of the three parts of our system, we have learned the importance of going back and testing each specific set up separately in order sort out any...
January 30, 2018
Project Update Our project is intended to help search and rescue crews in a natural disaster situation. This system, also named as Beacon Rescue Drone Systems (BRD), has a total of 3 parts working together. The first part is a handheld GPS beacon device called the Baby BRD. This device will be...
January 6, 2018
Progress Report The administrative team scanned documents and created weekly email updates from Admin to facilitate improved communication. The budget team purchased the rest of the necessary materials for the prototypes and submitted financial reports for all previously purchased items...
November 30, 2017
Meeting with Mentors Over the past two months, we have met with four mentors for advice and feedback on our project. In the beginning, we had multiple, very different ideas for how our beacon-receiver system could be designed. Meeting with these mentors was an opportunity for the team to bounce...