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Mon, Aug 07


AWS Think Big Room

Build a Drone Workshop

Discover the world of drones in our 4-days interactive workshop! Students get hands-on experience in drone design, fabrication, and robotic systems integration. On day 4, they'll take flight and keep the drone after the workshop for continued learning and fun!

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Build a Drone Workshop
Build a Drone Workshop

Time & Location

Aug 07, 2023, 9:30 AM EDT – Aug 10, 2023, 3:30 PM EDT

AWS Think Big Room, 490 Evergreen Ml Rd, Leesburg, VA 20175, USA

About the Workshop

Join the DaVinci Challenge: Build a Drone workshop for a memorable learning adventure, where you can create, test, and operate your own quadcopter. During the workshop, students will be required to maintain a build log to document their progress and lectures. Additionally, each team will conduct research on a flying creature and present their findings on its unique flying abilities. Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity!

Our goal is to open up pathways to new technologies and experiences to help teachers and students gain the skills they need to succeed in the future.

Objective 1: Engage in a hands-on workshop where participants construct, program, and operate a fully autonomous drone. Gain a comprehensive understanding of flight mechanics, hardware and software integration, and programming essentials to calibrate and conduct flight tests.

Objective 2: Receive training on manual drone flight and mastering the execution of fully autonomous missions using Mission Planner software. Develop the skills necessary to confidently operate drones in various scenarios.

Objective 3: Explore the wide range of drone applications and engage in discussions about mission-oriented drone projects. Learn how sensors and computer vision can be integrated to solve real-world challenges, paving the way for innovative solutions.

We highly encourage team participation, but you can register as a single participant. Register for an immersive experience. You must bring your own Windows Laptop with Mission Planner Software installed.  The drone will be yours to keep! 

Age 13+ or Age 10+ with a team member who is at least 16 years old.

Maximum Number of Team Members: 4

If you would like to register more than 4 team members working on one drone please contact us at

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