Drone Racing

Receive our advanced drone kit and learn to fly, program and maintain it

Drone racing is the latest in high-speed sports where you where an FPV headset whilst flying a drone; you'll see what the drone sees as you pilot the drone around a course.  For this world-first, we'll ship you an advanced drone kit including headset, charger, and spare batteries.  The drone is super-fun to fly, but also very safe, with full prop guards, so you can pilot it around the inside of your own house.  Learn the physics of drone flight, maintenance, repair, and programming of what are fast becoming one of the most exciting and fast-changing pieces of technology.

N.B. This course uses a pre-built drone.  The major purpose of this course is to teach drone piloting/racing skills.  We use the 'Velocidrone' simulator with 'Micro Class Quads' content which you will need to purchase separately at a cost of £20.99.  It requires 30GB free disk space.

Age

11-16

Price

£349

Suitable For

All

Type

Mon-Fri 1hr/day video classes

Venue

Your Home
Skill Building100%
Coding / Programming10%
Creativity25%

How does this online course

WORK?

Learn at home

Daily 1hr video classes with max 8 students and optional 1hr/day project-based learning set between lessons

Professional Help

Learn from expert tutors, with bespoke assistance over Zoom during the sessions

Unique Projects

Interactive learning with daily creative & hands-on projects only available at Tech Camp
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You'll learn how to

  • The physics of how drones fly
  • How to pilot a drone and practise on a simulator
  • How to program drone firmware
  • Drone maintenance and repairs

You'll need

  • Windows 7+ 64 bit or Mac OSX, 4GB+ RAM & 30GB free disk space
  • Velocidrone Simulator with Micro Class quads (£20.99)
  • Webcam & Broadband Internet
  • Speakers & Microphone or Headset
  • Drone kit (will be sent to you - UK only)

Drone Racing In Detail

Drone Racing will teach you how to fly a micro-class racing drone in your house. You'll start off by learning to fly in the Velocidrone simulator, and then move on to flying the actual drone! You'll also learn how to configure your drone, and how to ensure you're staying safe whilst flying. By the end of the course, you'll be well on your way to becoming a drone racing champion!

Our Tutors
We've brought together the best of our tutors to instruct and help the students. They're typically recent graduates or undergraduates studying Engineering or Computer Science at leading Russell-group Universities. Of course they're chosen for their communication and technical skills and have Enhanced DBS checks for working with children.

Our Sessions
Engaging learning must be hands-on. Our 'At Home' programme offer a mix of video tutoring, collaborative learning and self-paced project work during and after the session to make sure that learning is deep, engaging and lasting.
First book your course
Sign up to Drone Racing, on your chosen week.

FAQs

My child has no prior experience - can they still attend?
Yes! We don't assume any prior knowledge for our courses.  The only exception is if when we run followup courses that are labelled as 'Advanced' or 'Level 2' that normally require the prior course to have been taken.  Do ask if you're unsure.
Five Stars The online course was great and the tutor engaged with the children and helped them calmly and effectively - we were not needed at all. My son really enjoyed the course and did all of the extra challenges too.

Alina Goad, July 2020
Childcare vouchers accepted