Project Drone


In 2013 EMIT had been tasked by the Ocala police department to create the best “’investigate and image-relay’ device” as possible.  The device would be airborne and needed to be able to send real-time video from the camera on it.  The students needed to use multi-copter design and the machine must be able to operate indoors and outdoors, fly through a thirty-six inch doorway, hover or fly at an altitude of four feet from up to 200 feet, and had many more requirements.  The vehicle must be swift, stealthy and silent.

Overall Outcome

Overall Project Drone was a truly successful display of students pushing themselves to the fullest on new ideas and electronics that many had never experienced before. The project culminated on the football filed for the test day, where every team presented their projects and had fun no matter what happened. That being said success was still rampant as shown by the multitude of teams were able to create sufficiently working quadcopters and some even excelled immensely beyond expectations with their copters soaring around the entirety of the Forest High School football field. The students went above and beyond as was expect and delivered.  

Signature Sponsors

Harvey Young


Corporate Sponsors

Shangri-La Motel

Sharma Realty & Tax Service

SIVA Computers

Snappy Tax

The Lazy J Ranch

"TJ Turf & Trees, LLC"

"Townley Engineering & MFG Co, Inc."

Tru Hone Corp

W.W. Gay Mechanical Contractor

Weeks Auction Co.

Wisdo Family Medicine

Worldcorp Realty

"Verrando Engineering Co., Inc"

Sponsored By


David A Albright MD PA - Family Practice

Deluca Toyota

Dr. Amy Clunn MD / SIMED Physical Medicine

DSB Fishing

Edward C Lazo  M.D.

Electrical Constructors Inc.

"Environmental Specialists, Inc"

Express Care of Belleview

Gamechanger Athletics


"H & M Mower Sales & Service, Inc"

Hercules Fence Company

Institute of Internal Medicine

KP Studio Architect PA

KWH Cabinet Refacing and Installation

Larry & Rhonda Mack

Linda Albright

Philip Johnson MD PA

Adena Golf and Country Club

"Affordable Child Safe Fence, Inc"

"AH Management Solutions, LLC"

Ashcroft Properties

Automated Business Systems

Bass Well Drilling

Bed & Biscuits Boarding and Training Facility

"Big Pines Hardware & Supply, Inc"

"Booth, Ern, Straughen & Hiott, Inc."

Brantley's Service & Maintenance Inc

Cabrera Tax Accountants

China Lee Buffet

Coldwell Banker Ellison Reality

Commercial Industrial Corp

Consolidated Waste Services Inc

Creative Beginning

"London Engineering & Associates, Inc"

"M. Delcharco, JR., MD, LLC"

Maricamp Animal Hospital

Medicaid Recoveries

"Melisa L. Militello, P.A."

Michael P Stepp General Contractor Inc

Munroe Surgical - Dr. Anthony DeIorio Jr.

Northwest Seafood

Ocala Community Credit Union

Ocala Community Credit Union

Ocala Karate Dojo

Performing Arts Conservatory

Perspective 3000 Inc.

Red Roof Inn

Renstart Medical Research

Rogers Engineering

Sagar Indian Grocery

Contact Us

​Forest High School

Director: Raymond James
5000 SE Maricamp Rd

Ocala, FL 34480
Phone: 352-671-4700