Next camps will be during February half term 2020
After a thoroughly exciting and SOLD OUT summer, we are thrilled to offer again, our NinjaDRONE day this Easter!!
- Incorporating all aspects of STEM, children will come along, learn to solder – a great skill where plenty of practise and ideas are shared before assembly of the radio remote control unit. Then take it all home to keep.
- We will develop ideas and concepts for flight and discuss why this things fly, how they fly, what causes lift and why?
- We hope to engage the kids in an in depth discussion around the Physics of flight.
- Then we will, in teams, build obstacles and learn to navigate and test their flight skills.
Please see below for all the detailed information.
We know this is going to be an incredibly popular, fun and exciting activity and we can’t wait !!
The dates for Drone Day are :
Mon 8th April – Harrow Masonic Centre Mon 15th April – Bourne End Library, Bucks
The price of the day (9am to 4pm) is £130 which includes the DRONE to take home!!!
If you book with a friend, then you both pay £120 each instead.
As always, places are strictly limited and do get booked up rather quickly, so please call or email me ASAP !
Email Uma at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call on 07775 510915 to secure your place.
What is it?
Drones are quickly becoming popularised and new applications from pretty photography to crime prevention are dominating the news… By popular demand, a fantastic new one of a kind ‘high flying’ Drone workshop…
- Key objectives Day 1:
- Learn to solder – a key life skill where plenty of practise and ideas are shared before assembly of the radio remote control unit.
- What circuitry components are needed for a drone and controller and specifically why?
- All components are discussed individually and how they operate together from an engineering perspective.
- What makes the drone fly and what causes lift?
- What establishes stability and direction?
- Why and how a drone is different from other flying machines, with deep analysis of the physics and fascination of flight.
- Build physical obstacle challenges and compete individually flying and as teams.
- Flying safely and the law.
- Continuous engagement by undertaking a STEM approach to problem solving, system design and solution development.
- Fun and excitement developing unique engineering skills to make a flying machine.
- Logical reasoning and thought process for successful outcomes.
- Advanced mechanical and electronic assembly (with soldering).
- Individual and competitive team working skills.
- Design individual flying copters whilst weighing out pros and cons of others.
- Develop an understanding of why things fly and why they won’t.
- Own the drone and controller. Take it home, tune and tinker!
Who can participate?
All children aged 7 and up. We especially encourage girls to attend.
- Does it have a camera?
- No. We do not allow this due to privacy issues.
- How big is it?
- About 14cm across and 3cm deep.
- Does it have blade protectors?
- Can it be used indoors and outdoors?
- Yes. But it is not waterproof.
- What movements does it support?
- Up, down, left, right, forward, backward, hover, 4-way flips and hoops, 360 degree roll.
- Is it rechargeable?
- Yes. By included USB cable. Charge is taken from a standard computer USB port or similar.
- What is the range?
- Around 30 metres.
- What is taken home?
- The drone, four channel (two joystick) radio transmitter (including batteries), 3.7v Lithium Polymer battery for drone, USB charging cable.
- Charging time / operation time?
- 30 to 45 minutes / 5 to 7 minutes.
- What is the warranty?
- Due to the nature of this product as supplied in self-build and fly form, a limited warranty is given if considered to be a component manufacturing defect only. Spare parts such as LiPo batteries, motors, blades, blade protectors and USB charging cable are available to purchase.