Make and learn to fly your own drone with Drone Academy in Cape Town

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Worried about how you’re going to get your pilot’s licence to fly a drone under South Africa’s new regulations? Capetonian hackers and Arduino training outfit Curiosity Campus wants to help you prepare for when they kick in at the start of next month.

Under the guidance of MIT graduate and drone entrepreneur James Paterson of Aerobotics, you’ll be taken through the process of building and flying a remote control quadcopter, as well as guidance around the new law and what sort of applications you might put your new found knowledge to. The course is taught in four parts over four days.

Naturally, you get to take the drone home with you afterwards.

If you’re interested, the dates and times are below, along with the costs to. You can apply by emailing Curiosity Campus lead Niel Bekker via email at [email protected] – and if you include the voucher code “HTXT” in your mail, you get a healthy 5% (or R400) discount too.

21st, 23rd, 28th & 30th July: 6.30PM to 9.30PM
1st August (flying practical): 10AM to 1PM

27 Caledon Street, Cape Town, 8001

R8500: one student
R11000: one student +  first person view goggles & camera
R9800: two students working together on one drone
R12300: two students working together on one drone + first person view goggles & camera

More information:

[email protected]


Clinton Matos

Clinton Matos

Clinton has been a programmer, engineering student, project manager, asset controller and even a farrier. Now he handles the maker side of