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Join The Drone Academy at Curiosity Campus

Curiosity Campus is excited to announce our very first Drone Academy. Students will assemble their very own racing drone, learn how it works and then finally learn to fly it like a pro. (The drone is yours to keep, by the way!)


MIT graduate and drone entrepeneur James Paterson of Aerobotics will be teaching the four-part course at Curiosity Campus HQ in Cape Town from 21 July to 1 August. We are partnering with local drone community Flying Robot to supply us with dependable drone hardware and expertise.


People who would like to sign up for this special course should contact Curiosity Campus at for more details. Registration is R8500 for a single person and R9800 for two who would like to build one drone together.

In this course you will learn about:

  • Various drone components and what each one does
  • Assembling a drone from basic components
  • How the drone works/flies
  • How to fly the drone in a simulator
  • Commercial uses for drones in various industries
  • Current and new drone/UAV regulations
  • How to fly your drone in an outdoor setting


Your Drone:
You will assemble and take home a lightweight racing drone. As an optional extra (for R2500), it can also be fitted with a camera and flown via first person view goggles. Parts will be sourced from local drone hobbyist suppliers Flying Robot. Parts include frame, radio, propellers, motor, battery, charger, heatsink: everything you need to fly.

Tuesday 27 October, 6.30pm – 9pm
Thursday 29 October, 6.30pm – 9pm
Tuesday 3 November, 6.30pm – 9pm
Wednesday 3 November, 6.30pm – 9pm
Thursday 5 November, 6.30pm – 9pm
Saturday 7 November (flying practical): 1pm – 3.30pm

27 Caledon Street, Cape Town, 8001

R4000 – one student, drone to be returned at end of course
R8500 – one student, drone included for you to keep
R9800 – two working together, one drone included
+R2500 for first person view goggles & camera

How to Book
Visit the Curiosity Campus website for more info.


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