Sparsholt Futures STEM Event

After a solid few weeks of travel across the UK, Europe and North America, Drone Factor is finally sitting still long enough to get charging batteries for the much anticipated STEM Futures event at Sparsholt College near Winchester, UK. Come and see the freshly built 3D map of the campus and learn how it was made and take away some inspiration!

Your host has a MSc in Drone Tech – learn from years of experience flying, building and pushing drones to their limits. With 1000’s of students from around the country set to arrive, it promises to be a busy day across the board! Come and see how the insides of drones work – maybe even be inspired to build your own using our detailed guide (ask about this on the day, and bring a USB stick!).

We have all kinds of mapping demonstrations ranging from security runs to rollercoaster visuals. Each group gets to vote on the route, so make sure you study the flightpath at the stand first! You can even vote to have some hands on, or build your own flight plan!

Royal Photographic Society & Drone Factor Ltd

We are pleased to announce that we are partnering up with the Royal Photographic Society to provide a two day aerial photography workshop experience in a location like no other for RPS members (and non members!) interested in making the photographic leap from land to sky!

This year’s workshop is being held on August bank holiday Monday, 25/26th August. We aim to provide more workshops in spring and summer of 2019.

What this course entails

This affordable yet wide reaching workshop course will teach the basics needed to operate a drone safely and within the law, along with various positioning techniques, camera setup and other vital know how. We will also explore what settings are best for landscape photography and how to get the most from your particular drone. When it comes to flying at the same time as taking photographs, preparation and timing are key.

Where will it be held?

The setting for day one of this workshop experience will be the coastline of Wirral Country Park, Thurstaston, with 60-foot boulder-clay cliffs providing a striking stage that showcase the Dee Estuary, back dropped by the beautiful landscape of North Wales. Flying out over the sand and the seawater channels the image opportunities will be wide and varied to say the least!

Attendees will be treated with a rare opportunity to capture images at this Site of Special Scientific Interest, with flight permissions granted specially for Drone Factor and the RPS.

The second day will see the group at a second location – currently being finalised, still in the local area – with a huge range of unique image opportunities in the form of more industrial and urban backgrounds.

How can I do this course?

You can book online and see all the finer detail on the RPS website.