Code-A-Drone for adults at MadFabLab – Manchester

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Code-A-Drone for adults at MadFabLab – Manchester

MakoEducation’s Code-A-Drone workshop shows participants the power of coding in a fun and creative environment.

During this workshop, you will learn how to pilot a mini-drone using block-based coding and swift. After mastering how to take off, fly, turn, do stunts and land safely, you will be given a range of challenges that put these new skills to the test.

Participants will be provided with an iPad to write their code and a mini-drone to attempt the different challenges. No previous coding or drone flying experience is necessary.

We recommend that all participants are aged 16+

We are offering two types of tickets for this workshop so please ensure you are purchasing correctly:

Never-Drone-Alone: Share in the act of coding with our +1 tickets. You’ll get to share your mini-drone with a friend/loved one/bearable colleague

Code-A-Drone-Alone: If you can’t bear the idea of sharing your mini-drone, this ticket will allow you to enjoy the activities all to yourself

Who is this course for?

No previous coding or drone flying experience is necessary.

Equipment you’ll need

All equipment will be provided on the day, you just need to bring yourself.


I have accessibility needs, what kind of physical access do you have?

Unfortunately, the MadFabLab is on a first floor with no lift. We are actively pursuing leads on future space which will have improved access, but in the meantime please get in touch and we will work creatively to try and accommodate you.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The MadFabLab is in the Northern Quarter in Manchester.

There are a number of options for getting to us by public transport.

By tram

The nearest tram stop is Shudehill, on the Bury–Altrincham and Rochdale–East Didsbury lines. For other lines, Piccadilly Gardens is the closest and we are just 5 minutes walk away from here.

By bus

The nearest local bus station is Shudehill/Thomas Street, for visitors coming from North Manchester. For other local buses, Manchester Piccadilly Bus Station is located just 5 minutes walk away. The nearest national bus station is the Shudehill Bus Interchange, although Chorlton Street Bus Station is 20 minutes walk away.

By train

MadFabLab is less than 15 minutes walk away from both Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Victoria train stations.

By air

From Manchester International Airport, there is a train station at Terminal 2 with regular trains to Manchester Piccadilly Train station which take approximately 35 minutes. Alternatively, taxis are available outside all terminals and will take roughly 30 minutes on a good day, costing around £25.

By car

If you are driving to reach us, there is limited on-street parking in the area. Alternatively, there is an NCP Car Park roughly two minutes walk away. Also, be warned that the Northern Quarter has a somewhat inscrutable one-way system so bring your sat nav.

By bike

Cyclists are always welcome and we have cycle storage next door at MadLab (36-40 Edge St).

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Email us on

Phone us on 0161 839 6324

What’s the refund policy?

Please find MadLab’s Cancellation Policy here.

This course needs a minimum of 10 people to run. Why not sign up and encourage a friend to come too?

April 26 2018


Date: April 26, 2018
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost: £21.43 – £31.85
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42 Edge St
Manchester, M4 1HN United Kingdom

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