Build your own Mini-Drone!

It is fun to fly a drone, but it is even more enjoyable to fly a drone that you built! This workshop is open to all aged 8 years or above, parents are welcome to join to enjoy a family day together.

Building your own mini-drone is the best way to understand the mechanics behind the machine, and allows your kids to master the skills of flying before investing in a more expensive one. Please note that you will need an Android phone or tablet to operate the drone.


感受自己製作的無人機在空中上飛行! 2017年2月4日,我們在油塘有一個小型無人機製作工作坊。工作坊合適8歲以上的朋友,當然我們歡迎父母一同加入,享受美好家庭的時光。建立小型無人機是了解機械原理的最佳途徑,讓您的孩子掌握飛行技巧。參加者需要自備 androids 平板電腦或手機作無人機的遙控。

Participants will learn the following at this workshop:

  • Basic components of a mini-drone
  • Putting together all the parts
  • Flashing the Microcontroller (MCU) with an open source flight controller software
  • Setting the basic parameters/tuning of the flight controller
  • Connecting to the mini-drone via android app
  • Basic safety checklist

Specifications of Mini Drone:

  • STM32 based Flight Controller MCU with MPU6050 (Accelerometer/Gyro) and HMC5883L (Magnetometer/Compass)
  • HC-05 (Arduino Bluetooth Module)
  • 4x 7mm Brushed Motors
  • 2x Clockwise Propellers
  • 2x Counter Clockwise Propellers
  • 1x 3.7v 380mAh Lithium Polymer Battery
  • 1x USB Battery Charger Cable

*Please note that the mini-drone is controlled by an Android app, participants need to bring their own Android smartphone or tablet to the workshop

Workshop Details

  • Location: MakerBay Yau Tong
  • Age Limit: 8-years-old or above
  • Language: English, supplemented with Cantonese
  • Duration: Approximately 3 hours
  • Max number of participating family: 6

*Fee include 1 drone per family. Participants can take the drone home at the end of the class!

Taught by Ken Chew

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Ms. Angie Zhou

Education Specialist

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Angie Zhou is an Education Specialist at MIT App Inventor. She was the founder and CEO of Dreams Come True in Shenzhen, where she developed online coding courses for kids. She also has previous curriculum development, teaching and staff training experience at First Code Academy in Hong Kong.