Engineering Camps

Below are the courses that have more 'Engineering' in them. Although most of our courses involve take-home equipment, the following ones generally have a more significant focus on building / engineering skills. For a full list of courses see the 'Courses' menu above.

3D Printing 1

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Looking for an exciting engineering camp with an emphasis on design and practical skills? Our 3D printing course teaches you how to build, modify and repair your own 3D printer.

After building the printer, learn 3D design to make your own creations. Of course, you'll take home everything including your 3D printer.

We run this course at several levels.  Everyone firsts builds their printers. Then the younger campers start with an intuitive drag-and-drop 3D modelling environment, whilst older campers use professional-level 3D CAD software (Fusion 360).

We're using a brand new printer in 2024 which has a self-levelling bed making printing even easier!

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Age
9-17
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Skill Required
Beginner to Advanced
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Dates
Easter + Summer
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1 Week
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3D Printing 2

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If you've already done our 3D Printing 1 course, but are mad keen on design and 3D printers, you might like to try a harder version of the course and get your hands on our new 3D printer at the same time.

Campers who have previously done the junior version of the course using Tinkercad will upgrade their skills by learning Fusion 360, as used by professional engineers.

If you already have done the 'Fusion 360' version of the course, we've got an even more advanced version that will teach real product design skills, including adding features like ribs, bosses, snap catches, joints and assemblies. Along the way you'll design a water bottle, a replaceable-bit screwdriver (complete with bits that we provide), use flexible filament and much more.

This course is strictly for campers who have done 3D Printing 1. When booking this version of '3D Printing' you should select the 'Level 2' option on checkout.

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Age
9-17
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Skill Required
Beginner to Advanced
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Dates
Easter + Summer
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Length
1 Week
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Residential from £1405 Non-res from £870
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Car Engineering

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You'll construct a miniature RC car & customised control system by hacking into an electronic steering wheel and pedal system.  Together with an FPV camera and headset, you'll have the ultimate racing experience.

This is no simulator. You'll feel like you're in the cockpit of a real race car – albeit a miniature one - so you'll have to hone your driving skills to avoid crashing your vehicle.

This is also no toy. With a computerised transmitter (a motion-controlled steering wheel) and a computerised receiver, you can customise every aspect of the driving experience from menus to steering, speed, and custom moves.

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Age
11-17
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Skill Required
Beginner to Advanced
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Dates
Summer
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Length
1 Week
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Residential from £1375 Non-res from £840
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Drone Racing 1

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Do you want the adrenaline rush of a high-speed racing experience without even leaving your chair? Come to our drone racing summer camp and learn how to become a talented drone pilot, and to experience the exhilarating sport of drone racing!

You'll learn about drone physics, hone your skills on a flight simulator, learn how to maintain your drone, and even build your own light-up LED hoop.

As with all Tech Camp courses, take home all of your equipment at the end including the racing drone, video headset, controller and racing hoop.

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Age
11-17
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Skill Required
Beginner to Advanced
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Dates
Easter + Summer
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Length
1 Week
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Residential from £1425 Non-res from £890
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Drone Racing 2

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If you've already done our Drone Racing 1 course, this will take your skills to the next level. Take charge of a high-speed drone complete with recording camera to enter the world of drone cinematography.

As with our introductory course, you'll learn about drone physics, hone your skills even more on a flight simulator, learn how to maintain your drone, and build our V2.0 LED hoop. However this time, you'll build your drone from the ground-up and learn how to connect brushless motors, cameras and a flight controller.

This course is strictly for those who have done Drone Racing 1, as you'll need your transmitter, headset, and (most importantly) FPV drone flying skills. When booking this version of 'Drone Racing' you should select the 'Level 2' option on checkout.

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Age
11-17
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Skill Required
Completed Drone Racing 1
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Dates
Easter + Summer
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1 Week
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Residential from £1425 Non-res from £890
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Gadget Inventor

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Do you like gadgets, technology and creating things?  What if you could invent advanced electronic gadgets by just connecting components and dragging and dropping?  You'll be given a sophisticated 'embedded computer' - yours to take home - and you'll use it with a class set containing a wide ray of components from thermal imaging cameras to laser range finders, GPS modules and environmental gas sensors.  We'll send you details of where you can purchase these inexpensive sensors at the end of camp so you can continue inventing.

Want to create a remote control timer?  How about an electronic lock box that could only be opened when taken to a specific location on the planet?  These and many more are possible after you take this course.

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Age
9-17
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Skill Required
Beginner to Advanced
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Dates
Easter + Summer
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Length
1 Week
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Residential from £1275 Non-res from £740
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Laser Tag

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Do you like gadgets and technology & designing and building things? Build the most advanced wireless Laser Tag system available. You'll build two taggers, and an additional two electronic 'beacons' that can be programmed as health or ammo packs, domination and capture-the flag bases and more. You'll design your own custom shape for your taggers, and create your own customised Laser Tag experience by hacking the software!

You'll learn soldering, model-making techniques and coding, and as with all Tech Camp courses, you'll take everything home to continue your tech adventures yourself and with your friends. After camp you can continue adding accessories and modding the software.

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Age
9-17
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Skill Required
Beginner to Advanced
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Dates
Summer
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Length
1 Week
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Residential from £1275 Non-res from £740
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Robotics

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Test your programming and design skills against other campers - complete robotics challenges throughout the week, both solo and in teams, to become the Robotics champion!

Construct and program autonomous and remote-control robots to play robot football, navigate obstacle courses, and compete in capture-the-flag, then add a laser tag cannon to take out your opponents' machines.

Sneak preview: We're working on a brand new Invent! robotics system and entirely new course for the 2024 events. It has in-built Wifi, stepper motors for accurate motion (and even drawing), Lego compatibility and much more. The pictures and video on this page currently show our V1 system but we'll update them in the new year with more details!

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Age
9-17
school
Skill Required
Beginner to Advanced
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Dates
Easter + Summer
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Length
1 Week
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Price
Residential from £1275 Non-res from £740
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Coding
palette
Design
radio
Electronics
construction
Making
school
Skill Building