Aerial Robotics 101 (Drones for STEAM & CS)

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This workshop provides a hands-on experience with the Aerial Robotics 101 curriculum  for recreational small UAVs (drones), targeting elementary and middle/high school.

Topics include introduction to UAVs, equipment & procedures (safety), aerodynamics & modeling UAVs with the EV3, coding UAVs for autonomous flight, and aerial photography/cinematography.

No prior experience with robotics, UAVs/drones or coding is required. Participants will be flying the Parrot Mambo, DJI/Ryze Tello and DJI Spark. This course is intended for recreational use of UAVs for STEAM & CS education, not a UAV Pilot Training Course (i.e. not FAA Part 107).

Topics covered include:

  • Introduction to Recreational UAVs
  • UAV Equipment, Basic Piloting (indoors) and Advanced Operations
  • UAV Coding
  • UAV Aerodynamics and Technology (modeled with EV3)
  • Aerial Cinematography

The fee for this workshop is $149 and participants will receive 6 STEM clock hours and a free Parrot Cargo Min-drone. Questions? Please contact PD Program Administrator Randy Steele at