This 11 years old Pakistani genius kid builds a drone at Microsoft Innovation Center Karachi
Pakistan is full of talent and great minds. The only thing to do is to give those minds opportunities and coaching. 11 years old Pakistani Bilal Ahmad is one of them. He is only 11 years old, but he has incredible talent and love for robotics. The affection of robotics pushed this young guy to build his military grade drone at Microsoft Innovation Center Karachi.
11 years old Pakistani Bilal Ahmad is the student of the City School in Karachi and has already made a plenty of working robots on many platforms. He has a dream to develop a Bionic Suit, which one day will help paralyzed patients in walking. According to him, this suit will also allow people to do more work using less effort. It sounds tough, but if you have already a bunch of fully working robots in your collection, then nothing is impossible.
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Bilal falls in love with programming after his father encouraged him to learn how to code from an early age. His journey to robotics begins when Ozair Belal, who is a developer at MIC (Microsoft Innovation Center) Karachi, noticed the incredible talent of this young guy at the local robotics competition. He contacted his father and asked to support Bilal in learning to integrate Raspberry Pi 2 for robotics and drones.
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He interviewed Bilal to evaluate his technical skills and knowledge. He found out that the young boy had great potential to do great things. Ozair as a keen hobbyist himself decided to mentor and guide Bilal to start building his very own Quadcopter.
As a result of this, they were able to make a drone which can fly up to a height to whopping 1500 feet and is similar to those which defense and security agencies use. The drone has an aluminum body and a camera on it. The camera is capable of taking pictures and can shoot videos too. The camera is capable of reducing turbulence and is self-stabilizing. The drone also has GPS capabilities with auto landing and take off function. Radio controller is capable of live streaming data. When he was asked that why he decided to build a drone, he replied that he want to combine robotics and man’s capabilities to make this world a better place.
Bilal worked at MIC Karachi after school to build this drone. He used Microsoft products like Raspberry Pi 2, Visual Studio and Windows 10 IoT Core to make this drone. According to his mentor Ozair, they aim to create real opportunities for entrepreneurs and start-ups at MIC. “It doesn’t matter if you are a recent graduate, high school student or an 11-year-old boy with a dream to build a drone. the center exists to empower people to develop their skills and pursue a job in any IT-related field,” he said.
Bilal is proof that no matter how old or young you are if you have a creative mind, an interest in robotics, engineering or programming with the right support, tools and resources you can achieve amazing things.
Source : MIC