Bernard Okeke: 8 facts about Igbo guy who built a Drone in Unizik (VIDEO)

Imanuel Jannah
By Imanuel Jannah June 4, 2017 18:06

We recently came across Bernard Okeke – a talented young graduate of Unizik in Awka, Anambra state – who constructed a drone that actually flies.

Bernard Okeke

He said he constructed the drone as a school project but we agree it takes courage to pick something as tasking as building a drone and deliver on it.

Below are 8 things you may find interesting about Bernard Okeke.

1. Bernard Okeke hails from Anambra state and a graduate of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Engineering Faculty, Mechanical Engineering Department.

2. His biggest dream is to build a flying car. He said: “What inspired my project was what I nursed since my university days of creating something that can fly.”

3. Bernard Okeke built his first drone in two weeks but subsequently built made two drones in five days with the help of a friend

4. He built his first drone as part of his course fulfillment for a bachelors in engineering degree.

5. When he faces challenges in his work, Bernard Okeke draws inspirations for his work from the street. “Leaving the room and getting my mind clear from the work by walking in the streets and also some words of encouragement from my friends, project partners and my supervisor,” he said.

6. Elon Reeve Musk CEO of Tesla motors is his in the technical engineering industry. Elon Reeve Musk is a South African-born businessman, engineer and inventor. He is the founder of SpaceX, he is also the CEO and product architect of Tesla motors.

7. His biggest dream project is “a well aerodynamically aesthetic flying car.”

8. He say his greatest helpers are “family, friends and my team members, Vincent Ekeh and Obi Chijioke because they contributed greatly to the construction of the drone and also my supervisor Professor C. H. Achebe and the Vice Chancellor Professor J. E. Ahaneku they both believed in my team and they contributed financially to the project.”

Watch Bernard Okeke actually flying his drone in the video below:

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Imanuel Jannah
By Imanuel Jannah June 4, 2017 18:06