Learn how to build and fly a drone using Legos

Learn how to build and fly a drone using Legos

Learn how to build and fly a drone using Legos



An upcoming STEM workshop at the University of Guam will teach students how to build and pilot a drone with the help of Lego pieces.

Doctoral candidate Evan Kawamura of the University of Hawaii College of Engineering will be visiting Guam from May 28 to May 31 to conduct a “Flight Assembly and Flight Mechanics” workshop. Kawamura will teach participants about the underlying physics and mechanics of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), commonly known as drones. Participants will work in teams and learn how to build and program the drones using Lego Flybrix, which consists of Lego pieces, a circuit board, propellers, and a battery.

The workshop will be held at the University of Guam with two sessions per day. Participants can choose which session they will attend over the course of the workshop. The morning session is from 9 a.m. to noon, and the afternoon session is from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The event is free and open to students 16 years of age and older. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing and bring lunch and water. Sunblock, hats, and sunglasses are also recommended in the event of outdoor activities. The Lego Flybrix will be provided.

The UAV workshop is made possible through grant funding from NASA Hawaii EPSCoR’s Cooperative Agreement Notices and the Hawaii Space Grant Consortium. It is supported locally by the NASA Guam EPSCoR and the Pacific Islands Climate Adaptation Science Center.

For more information on the workshop and for registration, please contact Dr. Romina King at roking@triton.uog.edu.