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University of Idaho hosts summer drone camp for kids in Boise

Posted: 4:45 PM, Jun 07, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-07 18:45:51-04

BOISE — For the second year in a row Professor Jae Ryu and the University of Idaho hosted a drone summer camp for children.

Children ages 6-11 learned how to building drones, they learned coding to control them, safety issues and how to fly drones.

"This is very educational and the kids love it," said Professor Ryu.

The University of Idaho also brought in farmers and other drone users to talk with the children in an effort to show them all the different ways that people use drones.

"They are really cool," said Maggie. "They can help in so many different ways."

Professor Ryu had the children code a flight plan restricting the students to flying below 400 feet in under a minute while staying within the football field.

The STEM camp taught the children many different aspects about this growing technology while creating a fun hands on environment.

"It has been really fun just being with my friends and coding," said Alex Ko.

Check out the video to see more about the Idrone Summer Camp.