TechPilots Day Camp (Cancelled)

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March 28, 2020
R-MA Campus

Due to COVID-19 concerns, the TechPilots Camp has been indefinitely postponed. Refunds will be issued to those who have already registered.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but we believe this is in the best interest of our community.

The drone portion of the TechPilot Camp for 6th-9th grade students will address various careers in the field and first-hand experience with flying drones.

Randolph-Macon Academy will host “TechPilots Camp” on Saturday, March 28th. This one-day immersion experience is for students in grades six through nine. 

TechPilots will explore the fields of drones, gaining first-hand knowledge and experience. They will also work with remotely operated vehicles (ROVs)--submersible, highly maneuverable robots they will work with in R-MA’s pool. Additionally, they will work with Fusion 360, the first tool that incorporates computer-aided design, computer-aided engineering, and computer-aided manufacturing. 

Students will use Fusion 360 during the TechPilots Camp day on March 28th. The camp will explore drones, engineering, and ROVs.

In addition to a session on each of those three topics, TechPilots will be given a real-world problem and asked to design a product solution, using Fusion 360 and their newly acquired understanding of modeling and design prototyping. Through this process, they will gain a skill set they can use for problem-solving issues from creating new shoe laces to putting the first humans on Mars. 

The camp will run from 9:20 am to 4:00 pm. The cost for the day is $75, which includes a design engineering notebook, camp T-shirt, 3D printed drone lanyard, and lunch. For more information, visit