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August 13, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 3:30 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 7:30 am, repeating until August 16, 2019


Rip through August with a STEM-focused, student-driven day camp featuring miniature Brushless Quad FPV racing drones:  Learn, Build, Fly, Repeat.

Each day will begin with a drone demo and end with a drone career.
Sign up now and join us for the next organizational meeting (May 15, 7-7:45pm)

Start:  7:30 am  August 5th
End:    3:30 pm (daily – later pickup by coordination)

2-week day camp, Monday-Friday August 5th-16th
(Optional family field event Saturday 17th.)
No prior experience necessary, but initiative is rewarded.
Limit 20 campers (Grades 6-10).
Priority given to 757 Makerspace members and campers with parent-volunteers.

Cost:  $600/camper will cover:

  • Brushless micro FPV quad drone kit
  • Reprogrammable transmitter
  • FPV goggles
  • All needed accessories and spares for independent flying
  • Tools and materials for assembly, customization, experimentation and testing
  • Venue, tools, curriculum, organization, and escrow
  • Lunch and snacks
  • Sports breaks
  • Loads of flight time (actual and simulated)

This is a camper-driven and parent-enabled team event.  Let’s make this great together!

We are seeking:

  • Parent volunteers, qualified guest speakers and highly motivated campers to lead some course modules (Drone Aerodynamics, Optics, Motors, Race Event Organization)
  • Parent volunteers to assist with logistics (principally catering)
  • Drone demos (racing, filming, applications, careers)
  • Your talent and suggestions!


  • May 8th – Organizational meeting / drone preview
  • May 23rd – Curriculum & plan review
  • June 5th – Mission Control Review + Groupon order of main components
  •    Our Minimum “Go for launch” Criteria:
  •    -6 motivated campers
  •    -All instructional modules and demonstration events covered
  •    -All logistics-support and chaperone slots filled
  • June 27th – Module Leaders meeting
  • June 29-30 – Indoor course construction
  • Aug 3 – Setup


757 Makerspace Dream Factory
237 West 24th Street
Norfolk, VA 23518 United States
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