Global Nominee

Bounder received a Global Nomination.

THE CHALLENGE: Don’t Crash My Drone

Create an app that will enable small drone operators to know more about specific weather parameters, local terrain and no fly zones within a five-mile radius of their GPS location.


Bounder is a drone navigation system that works with just a SIM card and an arduino.

Flight telemetry data is sent two-way via 3G/4G, so the drone's location is never lost even if over the horizon. Furthermore, bounds can be easily specified so that if breached a warning text is sent, or optionally the drone can be shutdown or countermanded using fully-supported Mavlink / Arducopter protocols.

This also enables flight telemetry to be remotely programmed into a drone, or updated and amended in real-time. It can also act as a fleet management or Drone ATC system. Can easily display local weather conditions to the drones' AO using open weather data from sources such as NASA's GCMD/

Released under the MIT OSI license.

Resources Used

OpenStreetMap, NASA GCMD data

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