Drone Design + Programming Camp

June 15 - 19, 2020

Are you interested in flying drones, or figuring out how to program them? Our weeklong Drone Design + Programing Camp enables participants to create drones that respond to real-time sensory input. 

Begin with basic programming and electronic circuit concepts needed to interact with the drone’s sensors and actuators. Participants will then spend the week learning how these sensors control the drone’s flight, testing their coding algorithms in simulation, and then letting their code take flight. Learn how to fly the drone in both manual and pre-programmed modes where drones respond to real-time sensory input for altitude control, hovering, pattern flying, and flip and roll maneuvers.

At the end of the week, participants will take home the programmable Arduino sensor kit.

Camp Details

Dates: June 15 - 19, 2020
Times: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: CU Denver, Lawrence Street Center & Tivoli Student Union
Cost: $900
Participants: high school students, ages 14 - 18.

Registration opens soon! Complete our interest form and we'll contact you as soon as registration is live.

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Camp FAQs


Coronavirus statement

The Engineering + Innovation Camp staff is closely monitoring the outbreak of the coronavirus. At this time, we intend to hold all camp programs as scheduled. If the outbreak continues locally and/or nationally through the end of April and seems likely to extend into the summer, we will cancel the camps. If we do cancel the camps, full refunds will be given back to families. Additionally, if we do hold the camps, we will give a full refund to anyone who isn't comfortable attending due to coronavirus concerns up to a week before the camp starts.

We want to reiterate that we don't anticipate that we will have to cancel any camp programs this summer but are prepared to act upon CDC and state government recommendations. We will you updated as the situation evolves.