Drones 4 Girls will host a FREE four-hour event for girls in grade 4 or 5, at Durfee Innovation Center in Detroit, scheduled for April 2019. Forty girls will learn to code and fly mini drones. We will extend five invitations at four elementary schools. Each invitee is encouraged to bring one friend– same grade, any school.
Mini drone kits come in 9-12 parts that are easily assembled by small hands. Block languages (eg: SCRATCH) are used to code mini drones to fly autonomously. dji Tello drones will help kids navigate Fly Zones that simulate real world scenarios.
Each mini drone weighs a mere 40 ounces and battery powers 8-10 minutes of flight time. These little wonders fit in the palm of your hand. When flown in a two-story height indoor space, mini drones do not fall under FAA rules for drone flight.
On February 9th 2019, a three-hour workshop equipped teachers and other professional to be drone pilot leaders. They learned how to operate a mini drone, attempted remote control flight using their cell phone, and attempted to navigate Fly Zone challenges. Another workshop will be held on March 2nd. Fill out this site’s CONTACT FORM to express interest. Leaders will also be able to practice before the event in April.