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Pro-Drone: Build and Program a Drone: Grades 6 - 12

Course Description

Don’t just fly, build your own drone from scratch and learn to program it to fly! Each student will assemble their own drone from a kit while learning about the different modules and functions required to create the quadcopter. Using this Arduino-based programmable drone, students will create automated flight plans and interactive routines starting from hover to full-on aerobatics. Challenges include autonomous landing in target zones and rolling flips. Not only is the quadcopter programmable, but so is the remote control!

Students use the open source, quadcopter development platform to learn how to program. Flight challenges teach problem solving, collaboration and real coding. Topics include aeronautics, programming, logical statements, loops, if-then-else programmatic syntax, variables, geometry, coordinates, problem solving, critical thinking and collaboration.

Take-home includes a programmable drone kit used in the workshop.

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Extended Day Coverage (Mornings & Afternoons)
Families needing to drop off kids early or pick them up late may take advantage of TCU's Extended Coverage options. These optional coverages may be added during camp registration and checkout. Fees are based on a weekly basis (see fees below); extended coverage for individual days are not available.

  • Morning Extended Day Coverage (7:30am - 9:00am): +$35/week
  • Afternoon Extended Day Coverage (4:00pm - 5:30pm): +$35/week

    Lunch Coverage
    Campers registered for both a morning and an afternoon camp during the same week, or an all day camp will be supervised for lunch at no additional cost. Campers staying all day must provide their own, non-perishable lunch and beverage (refrigeration not available). Please note that no lunches will be provided by TCU or staff.

    Detailed information including specific camp classroom location will be sent several weeks in advance of the camp

    Number of Seat(s) Available: We are sorry but the course you attempted to register for is full.

    Dates:June 25-29, 2018
    Meets:M, Tu, W, Th and F from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, 5 sessions
    Instructor:Study Center
    Fee: $598.00Fee Breakdown