Build and Fly your own DRONE!                         

The Ontario Academy of Technology is excited to introduce our Drone Engineering Workshops. OAT’s workshops are for students interested in learning how the concepts studied in the classroom can be applied in the real world. We're conducting a 16-hour Engineering Design and Build Workshop in partnership with OmniviewTech



Course Outline: 

This course is a comprehensive dive into the world of unmanned aerial systems with a particular focus on the hottest growing sport of drone-racing. Students will acquire both practical and technical skills with regards to how a drone operates, all its key components, flight-programming, and electrical engineering. Students will also have an opportunity to build their very own racing drone, understand its inner workings, engineer and tune its software, and more importantly, learn how to fly and operate their machine safely.  At the end of the course, the students will have a thorough understanding of the role of each part and component of the drone, know how to program the software and test it in the real world, and learn best practices of flying and drone safety tips. Students will take home the racing drone that they built and can continue to apply their knowledge for fine-tuning and experience endless hours of flying fun. 

 Week 1

·        Introduction to drones and unmanned aerial vehicles

o   Purposes and uses

o   Various industries

·        FPV racing

o   Introduction

o   Racing as a sport

o   Rise of drone-racing and competitions

o   Videos of racing

·        Overview of parts

o   List of parts

o   Significance of each part

o   Industry jargon

·        Introduction to lift

o   What is lift?

o   Explanation of vertical

Week 2

·        Motors

o   How it works

o   KV, Voltage

o   Size, Types

·        ESC (Electronic Speed Controller) & PDB (Power Distribution Board)

o   Voltage

o   Amps

·        Motor, ESC, drone arms assembly (hands-on)

·        Introduction to soldering

o   Hands-on practical training

o   Soldering best practices

 Week 3

·        Flight controller

o   Different types in the market

o   What is on a flight controller?

§  IMU

§  Accelerometer

·        Transmitter/Receiver

o   Intro to TX/RX

o   Various frequencies

·        PDB, TX/RX, and flight controller assembly (hands-on)

 Week 4

·        Video transmitter

o   Antenna and channels

o   Power and camera

·        Batteries

o   mAh

o   Crating

o   Voltage

o   Charging and storage

o   Dangers and battery care

·        Propellers and direction

o   Sizes

o   Attack angles

o   Types

o   Rotation orientation

·        Lights and camera assembly (hands-on)

 Week 5

·        Frames

·        Introduction to GPS and other modules

·        Frame assembly (hands-on)

 Week 6

·        Continue assembly if needed

·        Flight controller programming

o   Types of programs and software/GUI

Week 7

·        Test flight

·        Tuning the settings

 Week 8

·        Test flight and tuning

·        Basic flying

·        Flying best practices and tips


What Does Your Child Receive?

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Minimum of 16 Hours of Instruction in Theory and in Practice

Take Home Your Own Drone

Link Math, Physics and Engineering

Ongoing Qualitative
Reporting To Students
And Parents