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Drones!

Drones are one of the fastest growing fields in technology, science, research, photography and recreation. There is even an ESPN Drone Racing League! After the the FAA’s 2016 adoption of regulations, combined with the drop in price, drones are an economically viable option for a broad range of artistic, recreational and commercial functions. Drones offer a literal perspective on the world that many have never been able to see.

In these all-new workshops Professional Freestyle Pilot Zoe Strumbaugh join forces in the Cabrillo Makerspace, Cabrillo Fab Lab and Extension to offer 4 workshops that range from introductory to advanced racing.

DJI - From Amateur to Pro

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DJI drones are the workhorse of the industry and the number one consumer drone in the world. This class will teach you how to best harness the power of your DJI drone. With so many features and settings it can be overwhelming to learn how to use it. We’ll cover aerial mapping, automated missions, and how to best use it for real-estate and wedding photography.

Students are required to bring their own equipment. This class covers the Spark, Mavic, Phantom, and Inspire.

It is recommended that students take at least one of the Field Days alongside this class! If you don’t have a drone yet, please take the ABC’s of Drones class, and if you’re ready to start flying, register for: Build. Fly. Crash. Repeat!


Sun., Jan. 28
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Room: VAPA 3004, click HERE for an interactive map of campus

Fee: $49
Plus $20 materials fee payable at registration

 

register online

 

Zoe Stumbaugh- see bio below

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ABC's of Drones - From AP to FPV

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New to the world of drones? Curious about what all the buzz is about? This workshop will get you familiar with all things flying machina! We’ll cover aerial photography, laws regarding flying, “FPV” (first person view), and managing video frequencies in the fast paced world of drone racing.

There will be time for basic discussion about this extremely diverse field, real world examples, simulator practice, and fun hands-on demonstrations.

Materials fee includes Lift Off Simulator.

 

Sun., Jan. 21
11 am - 4 pm
Room: VAPA 3004, click HERE for an interactive map of campus
Fee: $75
Plus $20 materials fee payable at registration


register online

 

Sun., Feb. 25
11 am - 4 pm
Room: VAPA 3004, click HERE for an interactive map of campus
Fee: $75
Plus $20 materials fee payable at registration


register online


Zoe Stumbaugh- see bio below __________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Build. Fly. Crash. Repeat.

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Ready to get into the exciting world of drone racing? New to the idea of flying and don’t know where to begin? With this class you’ll learn the basics of building a Micro First Person View Racing Drone. You’ll learn how to fly your new copter, with a full crash course on flying and racing your machine. By the end of this workshop you’ll know what it’s like to experience the true freedom of flight and flying first person view!

The “Tiny Whoop” Drone Kit is a part of the materials fee that includes everything needed to fly. This is a standardized kit that will be used by everyone in the class. Includes goggles, transmitter, and drone with battery and charger.

Please see Extension’s Class Resources website for a list of other required items. This workshop will prepare you for the next step in Drone Racing and beyond!


Sat. Feb. 10
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Room:
2100B, click HERE for an interactive map of campus
Register by Jan. 29: $85
Register after Jan. 29: $98
Plus $80 materials fee payable at registration


register online

 

Zoe Stumbaugh - see bio below __________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Aerial Photography 101 - Capturing the Shot

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Aerial Photography is one of the largest growing sectors of the drone market. Never before have we had the power to get a photograph, anywhere, from any angle. With so much creative freedom, it’s easy to get lost in the rabbit hole of aerial photography.

This class teaches you the basic concepts that can be applied to any aerial shoot. Don’t rely on the machine to get the shot for you, harness the power of the world's best camera platform and learn to capture stunning shots for yourself!

This class assumes that you already own a DJI, GoPro, or Yuneec brand drone. We will have one or two machines on hand for students but you’re strongly encouraged to bring your own. If you are completely new and unfamiliar with drones please take the ABC’s of Drones class prior to this workshop!

If you are completely new and unfamiliar with drones please take the ABC’s of Drones class prior to this workshop!


Sat. March 3
9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Room:
2100B, click HERE for an interactive map of campus
Fee: $49


register online

Zoe Stumbaugh - see bio below

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Drone Field Days

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Have a drone and need a little help learning to use it? Field Days are designed for pilots that have their own equipment and need further coaching to fly it. From aerial photography drones to toy grade machines, if it flies and has more than 2 propellers, then this is for you!

This is a supplemental day for all other Drone classes. While not needed - it’s strongly encouraged that you take these field day workshops to get the most out of our other classes!

Sun., Feb. 11
1:00  – 4:00 pm
Location: Sesnon House field, click HERE for an interactive map of campus
Fee:  $25


register online

 

Sat., March 3
1:00  – 4:00 pm
Location: Sesnon House field, click HERE for an interactive map of campus
Fee:  $25


register online

 

Zoe Stumbaugh is known in the drone world for her expert level flying abilities and for competing at high level drone competitions. She is a contributing writer for Drone 360 Magazine, and is one of the few Professional Freestyle Pilots in the US, flying on Team AirVuz which is comprised of some of the best drone pilots in the world. When not flying Zoe is working on her drones and developing new parts- working alongside equipment manufactures to create new products. Santa Cruz local and Cabrillo alumni, she is now back to teach and share her passion for drones with the community. To learn more about Zoe please go to her Youtube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/ZoeFullThrottle.

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