Drones 4 Girls is a FREE four-hour event for girls in grade 4 or 5, at a public school in Detroit, scheduled for April 2019. Forty girls will learn to build, code and fly mini drones. We will extend five invitations at four 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: SNAP) are used to code mini drones to fly autonomously. dji Tello drones will help kids navigate 6′ x 6′ 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.
In February 2019, a three-hour workshop will equip teachers and other professional to be drone pilot leaders. They will learn how to operate a mini drone, see the curriculum for teaching coded and remote control flight, and attempt to navigate Fly Zone challenges. Leaders will also be able to practice before the event in April.