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757 Makerspace Dream Factory

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237 West 24th Street
Norfolk, VA 23518 United States

October 2018

757 Makerspace Allstars: All About Carnivorous Plants!!!

October 20, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
757 Makerspace Dream Factory, 237 West 24th Street
Norfolk, VA 23518 United States

Want to see the fastest plant in the world? Or plants that wrap sticky tentacles around their prey? Come join and learn about the world of carnivorous plants. We'll explore the many different types and focus on the venus fly trap. The plant so fascinating that scientists still aren't sure how it works! Come on out and learn about these amazing plants, then each person will make a tiny bucket bog and bring home their own venus fly trap! Time:…

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Throw it away? No way! Fix it at our Repair Café!

October 21, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
757 Makerspace Dream Factory, 237 West 24th Street
Norfolk, VA 23518 United States
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Throw it away? No way! Fix it at our Repair Café! The original Repair Café was launched in Amsterdam in 2009 ! Now a global movement and international concept with the goal of reducing landfill waste, teaching new skills, and building our community! Join us on October 21st at the 757 Makerspace Dream Factory location from 11am until 4pm. Explore, meet friends while learning to fix your broken and torn items, you’ll find activities, treats, coffee, and a chance to…

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Introduction to Soldering For Your Projects

October 24, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
757 Makerspace Dream Factory, 237 West 24th Street
Norfolk, VA 23518 United States

Got a project you need to repair or want to make but missing the skills to solder? Come join us for this month's electronics focus, Introduction to Soldering. No experience necessary, got a project you need to fix bring it and we will show you the skills required to fix this (we also have project kits to distribute and build with to teach these skills to you).  Time: 6 pm-8 pmCost: $40 per all materials includedAge Range: 18+ If you…

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November 2018

757 Makerspace Cadets: Let’s Have a Blast Air Powered Rocket Build

November 3, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am
757 Makerspace Dream Factory, 237 West 24th Street
Norfolk, VA 23518 United States

Get ready to blast-off during this Makerspace Cadets session, our weekly workshop for kids! We will be making paper rockets, configuring different designs and using the mobile launcher from our Dream Factory parking lot location. Got an idea or a rocket you want to build, perfect come in and let's build it to the launcher specs and test it!!! No prior experience necessary.  Time: 10am-11:15amAge: 7+Cost: $20 per/Free for Members (includes all material costs)Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/757-makerspace-cadets-lets-have-a-blast-air-powered-rocket-build-tickets-52169281726 Know someone that you think should…

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757 Makerspace Cadets: The Science of Flight Workshop

November 10, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am
757 Makerspace Dream Factory, 237 West 24th Street
Norfolk, VA 23518 United States

Welcome to our weekly workshop for kids, we call it 757 Makerspace Cadets and every week we work on exciting, creative projects. This week we are learning about the science of flight.  Come on out and learn about how this works, the science behind it, see drones, wings and rockets... and in the end we will be building a rocket of our own (each person) to launch during this class session. It is a fast paced, fun learning project complete…

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757 Makerspace Cadets: The Tools for Young Inventors

November 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am
757 Makerspace Dream Factory, 237 West 24th Street
Norfolk, VA 23518 United States

Welcome to our weekly workshop for kids, we call it 757 Makerspace Cadets and every week we work on exciting, creative projects. This week we are learning about the tools for inventors.  Come out and learn about how this works, the types of tools we can use to develop an idea quickly. From computers, programming, to motors, servors, lights, and more we will start together and in the end we will be building small design prototoype with (each person) during this…

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757 Makerspace Cadets: More Tools for Young Inventors

November 24, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am
757 Makerspace Dream Factory, 237 West 24th Street
Norfolk, VA 23518 United States

Welcome to our weekly workshop for kids, we call it 757 Makerspace Cadets and every week we work on exciting, creative projects. This week we are learning about the tools for inventors.  Come out and we will start using new tools for your young inventor, what they are and why we use these types of tools to develop an idea quickly. From computers, programming, to motors, servors, lights, and more we will start together and in the end we will be…

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Laser Cut Ornament Design, Make and Take

November 29, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
757 Makerspace Dream Factory, 237 West 24th Street
Norfolk, VA 23518 United States

Laser Cut Design It, Make It and Take It Ornament Workshop!  Got an idea for a Christmas Ornament. Come enjoy a relaxing evening getting crafty while enjoying Christmas music and sipping on hot chocolate.  We will be using a laser cutter to cut your custom designs. We will have some great starter shapes to work within. Want to have your childs handwriting on an ornament forever, perfect bring them or something they have written and we can add that to…

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December 2018

Design, Make and Take Ornaments

December 1, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
757 Makerspace Dream Factory, 237 West 24th Street
Norfolk, VA 23518 United States

Design It, Make It and Take It Ornament Workshop!  Got an idea for a Christmas Ornament. Come enjoy a relaxing afternoon getting crafty while enjoying Christmas music and sipping on hot chocolate.  We will be using a laser cutter to cut your custom designs. We will have some great starter shapes to work within. Want to have your childs handwriting on an ornament forever, perfect bring them or something they have written and we can add that to the ornament.…

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January 2019

757 Makerspace: Intro to The Clay Studio Session 2

January 19, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
757 Makerspace Dream Factory, 237 West 24th Street
Norfolk, VA 23518 United States

Let's get dirty at our weekly Makerspace workshop. This week we are learning about clay in session two; what it is, how it works and learning to use some of the tools that sculptors and artists use. From handbuilding to wheel throwing, this will be a working intro to a new area within 757 Makerspace, The Clay Studio. No prior experience necessary and you do not had have to attented session one to be a part of this. Time: 1pm-2:30pm…

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May 2019

757 Makerspace Cadets (Kids): Audio Sounds and Ooblek

May 11, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am
757 Makerspace Dream Factory, 237 West 24th Street
Norfolk, VA 23518 United States

Is it a solid? Is it a liquid? It's a non-utonium fluid! We'll have fun with this crazy substance called ooblek that changes its viscosity under pressure. When you smash it, it flies into pieces, but when you gently poke it, it's like wet sand - a perfect mix of science and play for kids!  For our audio portion, we'll experiment with how ooblek reacts under sound waves. See how the different beats cause it to morph and splash unlike…

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Quick Start: Getting Started With Vectors for Design

May 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
757 Makerspace Dream Factory, 237 West 24th Street
Norfolk, VA 23518 United States

The choice tool of graphic designers are vectors, but just what IS a vector anyway? What separates it from pixel based mediums, and what makes it so useful? How do they even work? Furthermore, how are they related to laser cutting? For this class, we will be exploring vectors to prepare for laser cutting, using using Adobe Illustrator. For the purpose of this class, please bring a laptop with a downloaded version of Illustrator, linked here - https://www.adobe.com/products/illustrator/free-trial-download.htmlFREE TRIAL AVAILABLE FOR…

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Pottery: Beginning Wheel Throwing – Wednesdays

May 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
757 Makerspace Dream Factory, 237 West 24th Street
Norfolk, VA 23518 United States

Pottery Beginning Wheel Throwing Starting your dialogue with clay, students are exposed to a variety of basic terminology and skills for throwing on the wheel. Wether rekindling an old friendship with pottery or getting acquainted with this timeless art form; the program offers students an opportunity to participate in every stage of the throwing process. From wedging, throwing on various wheels, trimming, form finishing, glazing and firing in the kiln; everything that you need to know to get started on…

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Collab Painting Class with Muralist Khalil Riddick

May 15, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
757 Makerspace Dream Factory, 237 West 24th Street
Norfolk, VA 23518 United States

Local muralist Khalil Riddick heads up this four part session for learning how to paint large scale pieces in a group setting. Khalil has covered Hampton Roads with his artwork, inside and out, from Granby Street to appearing at Something at the Water with his Aethernauts crew. In this debut session, learn from him how to take a grand artistic vision into reality through color and style matching, delegation, and direction. Work with other artists like yourself to create something EPIC!…

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757MS Drone Camp Parents/Campers Meeting

May 15, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
757 Makerspace Dream Factory, 237 West 24th Street
Norfolk, VA 23518 United States

This will be a parents and campers meeting to discuss the camp, what it is, what we will be doing and a little tech preview for those that are curious.  OFFICIAL CAMP LINK TO SIGN-UP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/757ms-drone-camp-2019-tickets-61734949897 Looking forward to meeting with everyone, fly on! 

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Crash Course Film School

May 16, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
757 Makerspace Dream Factory, 237 West 24th Street
Norfolk, VA 23518 United States

Welcome to this Crash Course in Film School! Here, you will recieve hands-on training from a veteran of South by Southwest who will teach you filmmaking in four sessions over eight weeks. Our primary goal will be equipping creatives with the know how to showcase their creations through video for the world to experience - whether it's sharing their painting process, robotics, pottery - whatever craft of choice. We will cover storytelling, the art of converying information in an emotionally…

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Introduction to 3D Printing

May 18, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
757 Makerspace Dream Factory, 237 West 24th Street
Norfolk, VA 23518 United States

Introduction to 3D Printing with 757 Makerspace. This course is designed to introduce beginners to the art of 3D printing. We will cover a brief overview of design software, locations for models and how to use effectively work with the 3D Printers at 757 Makerspace.  Class discussions include: - How 3D printing started and how it works- Filaments, why & when you should use them, their costs and limitations- Use of a Slicer program that turns your design into information…

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Collab Painting Class with Muralist Khalil Riddick

May 22, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
757 Makerspace Dream Factory, 237 West 24th Street
Norfolk, VA 23518 United States

Local muralist Khalil Riddick heads up this four part session for learning how to paint large scale pieces in a group setting. Khalil has covered Hampton Roads with his artwork, inside and out, from Granby Street to appearing at Something at the Water with his Aethernauts crew. In this debut session, learn from him how to take a grand artistic vision into reality through color and style matching, delegation, and direction. Work with other artists like yourself to create something EPIC!…

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Vinyl Sticker Class – May 2019

May 23, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
757 Makerspace Dream Factory, 237 West 24th Street
Norfolk, VA 23518 United States

Vinyl stickers - you see them everywhere. On cars, laptops, notebooks, guitars, walls - practicality anywhere they can stick, there shall they be found. And now, is your chance to make your own. Here at the 757 Makerspace Dream Factory, learn how to use the in-house large-format vinyl cutter, and how to weed, transfer, and apply your vinyl decals! Note: this is not a modeling class, and will not teach students how to create designs to cut (outside of basic…

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Enough To Be Dangerous: 3D Modeling and Design with Fusion 360

May 29, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
757 Makerspace Dream Factory, 237 West 24th Street
Norfolk, VA 23518 United States

In this "Enough To Be Dangerous" series, we'll introduce you to the the Fusion 360 experience of design and modeling. We'll step you through a complete modeling task including creating 2D sketches, outlining the initial shape using modeling strategies, then integrate solid modeling tasks and visualization techniques into the final model. This can then be used by 3D printers, CNC/3D Carvers, Laser Cutters and more and it is free to download and use for Mac and PC'sLocation: 757 Makerspace Dream…

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Collab Painting Class with Muralist Khalil Riddick

May 29, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
757 Makerspace Dream Factory, 237 West 24th Street
Norfolk, VA 23518 United States

Local muralist Khalil Riddick heads up this four part session for learning how to paint large scale pieces in a group setting. Khalil has covered Hampton Roads with his artwork, inside and out, from Granby Street to appearing at Something at the Water with his Aethernauts crew. In this debut session, learn from him how to take a grand artistic vision into reality through color and style matching, delegation, and direction. Work with other artists like yourself to create something EPIC!…

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Crash Course Film School

May 30, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
757 Makerspace Dream Factory, 237 West 24th Street
Norfolk, VA 23518 United States

Welcome to this Crash Course in Film School! Here, you will recieve hands-on training from a veteran of South by Southwest who will teach you filmmaking in four sessions over eight weeks. Our primary goal will be equipping creatives with the know how to showcase their creations through video for the world to experience - whether it's sharing their painting process, robotics, pottery - whatever craft of choice. We will cover storytelling, the art of converying information in an emotionally…

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Introduction to 3D Printing for Adults

May 30, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
757 Makerspace Dream Factory, 237 West 24th Street
Norfolk, VA 23518 United States

Introduction to 3D Printing with 757 Makerspace. This course is designed to introduce beginners to the art of 3D printing. We will cover a brief overview of design software, locations for models and how to use effectively work with the 3D Printers at 757 Makerspace.  Class discussions include: - How 3D printing started and how it works- Filaments, why & when you should use them, their costs and limitations- Use of a Slicer program that turns your design into information…

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June 2019

757 Makerspace Cadets: Circuit Bending for Kids!

June 1, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am
757 Makerspace Dream Factory, 237 West 24th Street
Norfolk, VA 23518 United States

Hosted by the Synth Guys, this session will teach kids how to make music from the circuits in electronic toys! This is an excellent opportunity to mix science and art. They will learn how circuits work while creating new melodies. We will be supplying all of the materials they will need for this course - the tools for deconstruction and rewiring, as well as old toys of yore that will be repurposed. Think of it as old Fisher Price toys,…

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Collab Painting Class with Muralist Khalil Riddick

June 5, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
757 Makerspace Dream Factory, 237 West 24th Street
Norfolk, VA 23518 United States

Local muralist Khalil Riddick heads up this four part session for learning how to paint large scale pieces in a group setting. Khalil has covered Hampton Roads with his artwork, inside and out, from Granby Street to appearing at Something at the Water with his Aethernauts crew. In this debut session, learn from him how to take a grand artistic vision into reality through color and style matching, delegation, and direction. Work with other artists like yourself to create something EPIC!…

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Crash Course Film School

June 6, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
757 Makerspace Dream Factory, 237 West 24th Street
Norfolk, VA 23518 United States

Welcome to this Crash Course in Film School! Here, you will recieve hands-on training from a veteran of South by Southwest who will teach you filmmaking in four sessions over eight weeks. Our primary goal will be equipping creatives with the know how to showcase their creations through video for the world to experience - whether it's sharing their painting process, robotics, pottery - whatever craft of choice. We will cover storytelling, the art of converying information in an emotionally…

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757 Makerspace Cadets (Teens): Deconstruction Day!

June 8, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
757 Makerspace Dream Factory, 237 West 24th Street
Norfolk, VA 23518 United States

Deconstruction Day, one of our favorite events of the year, where we take old electronics and tear them down. From hammers to delicate work and learn how they are made, put together and scavenge old parts to use for future project builds in our class. No experience necessary. This session gets noisy, is a lot of fun and teens can take home items of special interest to them that they tore down.  Got some old electronics (small and large, no TV's…

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Story Time: The Art of Marketing Your Art

June 8, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
757 Makerspace Dream Factory, 237 West 24th Street
Norfolk, VA 23518 United States

We are compelled to make art. We are compelled to share it. But how do you do that effectively? Well, that is an art unto itself. Gigi Rodgers, aka @pucknkhaos, is a social media and brand manager who works in body paint and making sneakers. Hear her speak at the 757 Makerspace Dream Factory on How to Promote Your Work. Touch on subjects such as, using social media, working with photographers and models, how to establish a faithful fanbase, and…

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Crash Course Film School

June 20, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
757 Makerspace Dream Factory, 237 West 24th Street
Norfolk, VA 23518 United States

Welcome to this Crash Course in Film School! Here, you will recieve hands-on training from a veteran of South by Southwest who will teach you filmmaking in four sessions over eight weeks. Our primary goal will be equipping creatives with the know how to showcase their creations through video for the world to experience - whether it's sharing their painting process, robotics, pottery - whatever craft of choice. We will cover storytelling, the art of converying information in an emotionally…

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757 Makerspace Cadets: Drone Obstacle Course

June 22, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am
757 Makerspace Dream Factory, 237 West 24th Street
Norfolk, VA 23518 United States

Drones for kids!  This class will serve as an introduction to quad copters and programming air drones for kids. Once they have their basis, then we will teach them how to fly a drone. Lastly, they'll be able to fly it through an obstacle course! Come out for this adventure through the air. Location: 757 Makerspace Dream FactoryTime: 10:00am - 11:15amCost: $20 per child/Free for members' children (supplies covered)Suggested Age Range: 7+Tickets Available Through Eventbrite (*even if attendence is free…

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Enough To Be Dangerous: 3D Modeling and Design with Fusion 360

June 26, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
757 Makerspace Dream Factory, 237 West 24th Street
Norfolk, VA 23518 United States

In this "Enough To Be Dangerous" series, we'll introduce you to the the Fusion 360 experience of design and modeling. We'll step you through a complete modeling task including creating 2D sketches, outlining the initial shape using modeling strategies, then integrate solid modeling tasks and visualization techniques into the final model. This can then be used by 3D printers, CNC/3D Carvers, Laser Cutters and more and it is free to download and use for Mac and PC's.Location: 757 Makerspace Dream…

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Crash Course Film School

June 27, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
757 Makerspace Dream Factory, 237 West 24th Street
Norfolk, VA 23518 United States

Welcome to this Crash Course in Film School! Here, you will recieve hands-on training from a veteran of South by Southwest who will teach you filmmaking in four sessions over eight weeks. Our primary goal will be equipping creatives with the know how to showcase their creations through video for the world to experience - whether it's sharing their painting process, robotics, pottery - whatever craft of choice. We will cover storytelling, the art of converying information in an emotionally…

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Introduction to 3D Printing for Adults

June 27, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
757 Makerspace Dream Factory, 237 West 24th Street
Norfolk, VA 23518 United States

Introduction to 3D Printing with 757 Makerspace. This course is designed to introduce beginners to the art of 3D printing. We will cover a brief overview of design software, locations for models and how to use effectively work with the 3D Printers at 757 Makerspace.  Class discussions include: - How 3D printing started and how it works- Filaments, why & when you should use them, their costs and limitations- Use of a Slicer program that turns your design into information…

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July 2019

Crash Course Film School

July 4, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
757 Makerspace Dream Factory, 237 West 24th Street
Norfolk, VA 23518 United States

Welcome to this Crash Course in Film School! Here, you will recieve hands-on training from a veteran of South by Southwest who will teach you filmmaking in four sessions over eight weeks. Our primary goal will be equipping creatives with the know how to showcase their creations through video for the world to experience - whether it's sharing their painting process, robotics, pottery - whatever craft of choice. We will cover storytelling, the art of converying information in an emotionally…

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August 2019

757MS DRONE CAMP 2019

August 5, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30 am, repeating until August 9, 2019

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

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) Details: 2-week day camp, Monday-Friday August 5th-16th (Optional family field event Saturday 17th.) No prior experience necessary,…

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757MS DRONE CAMP 2019

August 6, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30 am, repeating until August 9, 2019

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

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) Details: 2-week day camp, Monday-Friday August 5th-16th (Optional family field event Saturday 17th.) No prior experience necessary,…

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757MS DRONE CAMP 2019

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