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National Drone Safety Awareness Week – Drone Flight Camp Highlight

Since 2016, Kramden Institute has been offering Drone Flight Camp as part of our summer camp series. In this camp, students learn about the flight characteristics unique to drones, industry terminology, FAA guidelines for recreational use, emerging drone-related careers, and much more! During camp students get to practice flying a variety of small drones with different capabilities, perform simulated missions, and even program flight plans. As part of National Drone Safety Awareness Week, we thought we’d share some photos and feedback from some of our happy campers!

2019 Drone Flight Camp Participants
Programming a drone using Scratch.
Students pose as a giant drone.
Cheering on a programmed drone as it flies to the target.

What did the students like most about Drone Flight Camp? Here are a few responses from past campers:


“I liked learning the controls of flying a drone, how to fly it, the different challenges, the team building, and the competitive elements the most about the camp.”

“The thing that I liked most about this camp was doing FPV (first person view) drones.  These were on the simulator and on the bigger drones.”

“All the drone flying was awesome and the simulators were cool, plus the teachers were awesome.”

“I liked programming the drones using scratch.  I also liked the drone simulator.”

“I liked the obstacle courses that we made.”

Kramden offers a wide range of technology classes and camps throughout the year. Visit https://kramden.org/education/ to learn more!

Electronics Exploration Camp Recap

Our first attempt at taking our Electronics Exploration camp offsite was a success! Last month, Kramden partnered with the City of Raleigh Parks and Recreation to offer an exciting week of camp for middle schoolers at the Chavis Center. Throughout the week campers learned about Ohm’s Law and general electrical engineering principles and were given the opportunity to build and modify multiple circuits. Students opened up some toy instruments to modify sounds and even permanently soldered together a project. At the end of the week, campers took home all of the parts for their circuit kits and all of their schematics.

Campers circuit bend a music toy to cause sounds and behavior not intended by the manufacturer.
Campers test their “dark detector” nightlight circuits.  
A student borrows two additional kits to create a super-circuit.

Kramden offers a wide range of classes and camps for individuals interested in gaining valuable hands-on technology experience. Visit https://kramden.org/education/ to learn more!