Code-A-Drone Workshop at MadFabLab (for ages 8+) – Manchester

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Code-A-Drone Workshop at MadFabLab (for ages 8+) – Manchester

Learn to Code-A-Drone with MakoEducation Arts at MadFabLab

This workshop shows you the power of coding in a fun and creative environment. You’ll learn how to create your own drone controller by programming commands that enable a mini drone to take off, fly, turn, do stunts, take photos and land safely.

You will be provided with an iPad to build your coded controllerand test your piloting skills, tackling our obstacle course with a mini drone to see who can score the most points.

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

Code-A-Drone-Solo: Have a drone all to yourself and pilot it around our assault course!

Drone-With-A-Pal: If you’d like to bring a friend or sibling, you’ll be able to share the fun of flying and piloting your mini drone

Who is this course for?

No previous coding or drone flying experience is necessary.

Children must be accompanied by an adult (ticket not required).

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 12 2018


Date: April 12, 2018
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cost: £21.43 – £31.85
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42 Edge St
Manchester, M4 1HN United Kingdom

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