Drone & Code
What we do at Drone & Code!
We will begin by introducing the fundamentals of drone flight and control. The drones used in this program feature a number of different sensors and hand controller modules. These will be explained and gone over. Each child then assembles the drone hand controller, noting the different components along the way.*
Everyone has a build buddy which makes assembly fun.
“Before I came here, I didn’t know how to code, but I learned a lot.” -student
“10 because it is a really fun experience and you get to learn a new programming language.” -student
After learning basic flight maneuvers, budding engineers get to write code that instructs their drone to navigate a variety of flight paths. No previous coding experience is required, however, if your child has it, then they simply proceed according to their skill level. Coding instruction is given and your child has the option of coming to the program with their own laptop. They go home with the code they write!
“My daughter said it was a lot of fun and she learned quite a bit.” -parent
Find out how drones, from Olin College of Engineering, have been developed and used in whale research. Your child will have the opportunity, to then brainstorm, and come up with concepts for developing a drone used to free whales, entangled by fishing gear.
A 12,000 rpm precision gyroscope will illustrate how such an instrument is used in aviation.
Games and flight challenges add to the experience! For instance, we will play a game where drones take to the air and engage each other by firing infrared beams.
At the end of week, children get to showcase their work.
* Please note that if your child wishes to keep the drone and controller that they assemble, then that is a separate optional purchase.
Your lead instructor is Brain Kreidberg, Computer Engineering at Hofstra University, assisted by engineer, John Aviste. Student to instructor ratio of 7:1 or less.
Custom, reduced rate transportation is by Sheprd, currently serving residents of Newton, Brookline, Wellesley and Weston. Call them at (617) 564-0725 for details! Be sure to mention that you have registered with Edge on Science, to get your preferred rate for rides to and from our programs at Regis College.
What, where, when, how much & registration
Boston -Metro West MA
Regis College / Spellman Museum of Stamps, Weston MA ● August 27-31 $655
● Week-long Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. program
● Optional extended care 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. $40 per session and/or 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. $90 per session
● Optional gourmet bagel sandwich lunch, including a choice of chips or whole fruit, gourmet cookie & drink $60 per session
● Option to purchase the drone, hand controller, charging station & 3 batteries $185.00 (a $222.00 value)
…this is an indoor drone only. A 15 x 15 ft or larger room is recommended.
● Limited to 14 children, rising 6th grade & up
● Register any two or more week-long sessions & save $25.00 on each one!