Drone Coder

Daytime Fee:
£595 (incl) for 5 Days
Daytime Duration:
Mon - Fri, 9am - 5pm

Residential Fee:
£1295 (incl) for 6 Days
Residential Duration:
Sun, 5pm - Sat, 11am

Age:*
13+
Parent Invitation:
'We have take off!' Fri: 4:00pm

Pre-requisite(s):

 

A fun and exciting way to develop coding skills

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Learning Objectives

  • Drone Piloting
  • JavaScript server (using Node.js)
  • HTML
  • Networking
  • PID Controllers

Skills & STEM Development

  • Critical & Logical Thinking
  • Problem Solving
  • Abstract Thinking
  • Spatial Reasoning
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Prototyping
  • Numeracy

Drones are quickly becoming a part of mainstream technology. Our Drone Coder course allows students to get some hands-on experience with a drone, from piloting it, to creating their own controller and learning about the inner machinations of a drone that allow it to fly.

We start off with the most important part of the course – the drone! Students will have a chance to look at the drones we use, see some of the inner workings, and have a chance to pilot one using proprietary controllers. This gives students a sense of what they will be accomplishing throughout the week.

Students will then run through a quick HTML workshop (what the controller will be made using) before moving on to creating the server that will communicate between the controller they will make and the drone (using JavaScript and Node.js). The course will cover all the major drone controls, including taking off, landing, translating and rotating, as well as some extra challenges - such as making the drone ‘draw’ shapes in the air! Students will also take a live feed from the camera of the drone and display it on their controller! Finally, students will be introduced to the concept of a control loop and how they are used to maintain a state based on input and output values, in this case maintaining the drone’s position in the air. To finish off, students will take part in miniature challenges, such as racing, to see how well they have honed their piloting skills and controller over the week!

We’re sorry, there are no camps scheduled for Drone Coder.

Our schedules are released as soon as possible for each holiday period, please check back soon or contact us if you would like to be informed when our schedules are released.

We’re sorry, there are no camps scheduled for Drone Coder.

Our schedules are released as soon as possible for each holiday period, please check back soon or contact us if you would like to be informed when our schedules are released.

 

Ami , 15
Student
12 August, 2016

A very nice reivew

I had a very good week, and I learnt a lot. The course was very enjoyable, as was flying the drones. The drones were very acrobatic, and managed to do many front and back flips.It was very cool.
Also, Jay and George are amazing.


Daniel , 12
Student
12 August, 2016

Drone Coder

Probably one of the best camps I've been to!!! :) ☺


Ian , 13
Student
12 August, 2016

Drone Coder

Drone Coder was great.


Yomi , 16
Student
12 August, 2016

Drone Coder

it was very fun and the teacher was very good and helpful


Yomi , 16
Student
12 August, 2016

Drone Coder

it was very fun and the teacher was very good and helpful


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* Age is indicative only, please contact us if you have any questions.
† Early drop-off and late pick-up available for an additional charge.