Students go home with a drone of their own creation.
This introductory 3D design and 3D printing experience will take campers through the process of optimizing a flying machine. Students will begin the process by analyzing the current flight system and design a new and improved frame to be 3D printed. Then, we will begin flight school. Each student will learn how to fly quad-copters in a closed and controlled environment. While the students frames are 3D printing we will be flying drones, studying the laws that now govern UAV flight, and building a solid understanding of drone flight patterns.
***It is recommended that the student bring their own computer and SMARTPHONE, a windows or macbook machine is recommended***
***We have computers that campers can rent for $50 a week. This is a separate purchase and must be made at the time of registration to secure the hardware.***
Students will learn about design constraints like tolerance and scale
Students will learn about 3D printing and iterative design methods in manufacturing
Students will learn about laws that govern UAVs
Students will take home their Hack-a-drone quadcopter