1001, or "Project 1001" is the idea of building a flight simulator in under 1001 lines of code for research on regressional and recursive programming. This project has plans for going on STEAM and IndieDB. 1001 will be a collaborative effort between us and Gamelectual Studios. Currently this is under construction and in its research phase.


This prototype ideation is inspired by some of our conceptual rocket designs, and SPUAV stands for "Steam Powered Unmanned Aerial Vehicle" system. SPUAV will be pitched for Genius NY and Slingshot 2019, as well as be talked about in a 2019 Detroit MakerFaire Talk. This idea is centered around a unique approach not thought before to disrupt multiple industries, as well as provide environmental sustainability.


After failing to place for Mozilla's NSF-WINS Challenge for connected community networks, we decided to enter Verizon's Built on 5G Challenge with our concept of a LoRaWAN Gateway controller that allows 5G-like connectivity across a LoRaÒ physical layer in order to expand wireless accessibility. Later we dropped our submission in the challenge, in order to focus on self-funding and research validation ourselves. Our plans are to partner with a variety of cities for piloting this type of technology.


Originally, this was pitched just for fun at Techstar's Startup Drive as a concept, but Stark Drones decided to pursue this further considering previous research done on the subject. This is when we started a journey working on CAES batteries or modules. This tech was part of a proposal for the "Water Abundance XPrize" which we couldn't fully pursue due to limited resources at the time. We also are utilizing the same tech as part of a proposal for the FAST Commissioning for Pumped-Storage Hydropower Prize with the ideas of a CAES Powerwall Transmission Grid and CAES Modules for More Efficient PSH. We also wanted to utilize a similar use-case of an entirely different experiment with Geothermal energy tapping.

Stark Logs

We decided to enter another Agorize challenge, which was the AIRBUS Global Earth Observation Challenge, where we entered our Stark Logs concept. Stark Logs uses past satellite and imagery data in order to provide better predictive analysis of "farm log data" or oceanic data. It is based off of some of the same mathematics that went into an ecological regressional analysis project our founder have done before.


StarkCrate is a: Decentralized storage, micro-blogging, & task management platform on Blockstack. It also is being submitted to Blockstack's 'Can't Be Evil' contest. It was originally meant to be a simplified and decentralized Twitter alternative on Blockstack's network for a "censorship-proof" MVP and is also a small collaborative/portfolio item in regards to related projects the StarkDrones team worked on.

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Stark VTOLs

Originally as a concept that was done in collaboration with some Oakland University and Lawrence Tech students, we were going to pitch for Phase 1 of the GoFly Prize but this has been disbanded. The concept was going to be a cushioned VTOL system utilizing a special CAES valve mechanism. Shortly afterwards, Stark Drones joined Y-Combinator's Startup School.

Arweave Markup

This was a concept made as an entry to Building the Arweave permaweb, in order to show a basic markup inspired site setup on Arwave. This was a quick project done through templates and was meant solely for case study and infotainment purposes. This was also done to conceptualize competitive blockchain architectures and a basic demo of what people can do through permaweb.

The Bible Project

We have a partnership with a social enterprise initiative known as "The Bible Project" and they will utilize our "Internet Balloon system" as part of their strategic plan as well as a series of our protocols and software.

CrowdWallet npm

We forked the CrowdToken wallet application from GitHub to turn it into a npm package that allows developers to build ERC20 applications "out of the box". This helps expand the ethical and web-based use-cases or ERC20 tokens for city wide payment applications, as well as provides an easy to use tool. Development for the original application was sped up through a series of tutorials, and this was submitted to the MOBI Grand Challenge Phase II - CITOPIA on Devpost.


Utilizing CoolCoil for "making water out of thin air", we aim to bring sustainable, cost-efficient solar-powered water harvesting devices to third world countries. We have applied to the American-Made Solar Prize Round 2, and are trying to promote our initiatives through a series of things. The device in question is almost like a large "reverse-hvac" device that utilizes CAES modules, solar power, and a control system to essentially "get the job done".

StarkCrate - Torus

StarkCrate - Torus was submitted to Torus 4 Everyone on Devpost, and is an extension of StarkCrate w/ Torus enabled login. A npm package was also published that allows people to build BlockStack+Torus hybrid authentication applications through this as a template. This project also helps raise awareness of certain web protocols.

ZeroQuantum Labs

ZeroQuantum Labs aims to do super conductivity research utilizing silicon waver chips and semi-conductors for the purpose of working towards the end goal of a sustainable, cost-efficient Quantum computer. Its research also wants to lead to innovations related to the aerospace, clean energy, GreenTech, and manufacturing industries.

UIPath Enterprise Kit

As a project that was done in order to better automate our infrastructure management across various software platforms, we created an automated path flow in the software known as "UIPath communities edition" to save time on manual tasks (and have more time to focus on expanding our core technologies). This project will also be submitted to UIPath's Power Up Automation challenge, and is on our GitHub.

Internet Balloon System

Currently we are working on creating an Internet Balloon system that is under construction that utilizes ChainBoard (which integrates Lonero's decentralization protocols) for the purpose of providing sustainable and cost efficient internet. This project will further prove a variety of technologies and be a very huge validation phase for us.

Internet of H20 Challenge

We created modules which were also utilized in GigabitDCx for software defined networking that allowed you to have underwater wireless signals for the monitoring of Lake Erie. We also worked on pitching our own optical sensory system and wanted to present this as a crowdsourced citizen science initiative for a distributed "Aquatic Internet of Things".

StarkSat: CubeSat Systems

StarkSat is an extremely cost efficient CubeSat that cost under $110 to build, and can sell for $350 to $500 depending on models and protocols (in comparison to models that cost upwards of $35k+). It is past the MVP stage and is one of our many research projects related to the "Future of the Internet", as well as Infrastructure, aeronautics, and Aerospace Engineering.

The Future of Infrastructure

Originally talked about during "PitchPit in Ann Arbor's New Enterprise Forum", Stark Drones has a variety of technologies all centered around smart cities and being the "Future of Infrastructure" This is also how our business plan is structured. We plan to sign up for Nationwide's PitchtoWin contest, as well as may sign up for other competitions such as 43North or Techcrunch Disrupt San Fransisco. Update: This is now instead being pitched for smart-city infrastructure initiatives.

Lidar-Based Sensory System

Originally pitched to the Gerdau Digital Scrap Challenge, we decided to re-pitch a similar concept to the Tank Inspection Challenge by Chrysalix Venture Capital in which we pitched a Lidar Detection System w/ Micro-drones that was custom programmed in a forked variation of ROS or the "Robotic Operating System" with some lighter code and preset parameters. After not placing for this concept, we decided to register for the "Founders Space" online startup program. We done this so we can get more people to see and understand our vision.

Underwater Telecom Towers

We are currently working on building and designing "Underwater Telecom Towers" as an infrastructure concept project related to telecommunications and hope to get a series of engineering grants as a result of doing so. We we believe this infrastructure can be a huge part of the future. This technology is being demoed in a series of research initiatives, papers and proposals.

Oceanic Colonization Project

Our protocols can be used for Underwater Wireless Networking, and we were one of the teams that got to pitch for the semi-finals in GigabitDCx. We also were mentioned by the US Department of Energy. Currently, we are promoting sustainability and software defined networking and doing so by stating that this technology can one day lead to "oceanic colonization". This is true, gets people excited about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and allows us to expand our protocols to help areas such as Lake Erie (In which we made an underwater sensory system).

StarkDrones Subterranean Systems

We are working on a concept for "Subterranean Systems" and plan on submitting a proposal for DARPA's Subterranean (SubT) Challenge. This concept will be systematically similar to our "Lidar-Based System" technology but quite different, and be built on top of our forked variation of ROS, while utilizing a custom built "virtual environment" prior to beta testing. As of 2020, our entry for SubT been discontinued and the technology is being used for tech scouting partnership proposals.

Decentralized File Transfer Protocol

Stark Drones is collaboratively working with the Lonero Foundation on making a decentralized file transfer protocol that can "universally work" and apply to all P2P mechanisms and blockchains. This will also integrate regressional AI and not require the Lonero OS to power it, since it is more of a mathematical mechanism that integrates a specific data structure that can be "universally applicable" in a series of ways. We are also trying to garnish connections through networking via Ideagist's AI Accelerator, and through the network alike in those interested in blockchain tech.

Hydroelectric Wireless Energy Transmission

This is a continuation of my underwater wireless networking endeavors, and was submitted as a concept to Ocean Observing Prize. The idea is to utilize hydroelectric currents to power a wireless energy transmission grid for a sensory system. This is part of the concepts I have been looking into in terms of sustainability, lifetime and charge cycles.

Kinetic Energy Inspired Hash Validation Hyperloop

A Stark Drones "sponsored" team submitted an ideation to OpenIdeo's BridgeBuilder™ 2019 Challenge: People on the Move. This project is the idea of utilizing a regularly designed maglev power-train based Hyperloop, but having a Kinetic energy based generator attached to it that mines crypto or does data validation/processing while the hyperloop is in use. This also utilizes a special "hashing/mining algorithm". The idea for this is so that there is almost a breakeven on transit costs allowing for free or dirt cheap transportation. This will also help people get from one place to another breaking the geolocation barrier.