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Tech Camp

INFO: Day Program. 5 days. Monday – Friday. Grades 8 – 12. Male and Female. 

REMINDER: High Tech Toys is a 5 Day program.

5 Day Drone Camp

The High Tech is modified for 2019 with a program full of interesting activities, expert tuition and a large variety of technology available!

The program will consist of 5 days of drone designing, building and flying with various types of drones including one that students will make from ‘scratch’. Students will exercise their creativity and ‘stretch’ the boundaries of each task. 

Students will be placed in groups which they will stay in all week. Day 5 will be competition day in which group drones will be put through their paces in our own Nexgen obstacle course.

The workshop content will be as follows:

Day 1: 

  • How drones fly (some physics/maths)
  • Flying with a basic drone
  • Flying with a professional drone

Day 2/3/4:

  • Custom drone design, build & test – utilising the following skills:
  • Design Thinking
  • 3D-Modelling & Printing
  • Micro-controllers
  • Coding (Arduino ‘C’)
  • Basic soldering & circuits

Day 5

  • Drone flying
  • Obstacle course
  • Drone competitions

Students will use various technologies to find a solution to the challenge. There will be a narrow band of solutions with ‘customisation points’ along the way that allow student groups to exercise their creativity. Time, student knowledge & hardware/software constraints apply.

Nexgen Instructors (plus NBCS staff) will instruct and mentor groups during the week. Basic knowledge of coding / electronics will be useful but not assumed.



8:45am each day, Monday – Friday, at NBCS. Normal daily transport to school maybe used.


3:00pm each day, Monday – Friday, at NBCS. Normal daily transport from school maybe used.


Drone Video from NexGen CodeCamp