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Drones and Droids Family Festival at The Leonardo

February 18 - February 20

Drones and Droids Family Festival

Ever wonder what it would feel like to pilot a Star Wars pod racer?  How about the chance to spend time with R2-D2 and C-3PO, the bravest droids in the galaxy?  Or even pilot your very own futuristic drone?  You can do all that and more at our Drones and Droids Family Festival!  Packed with activities that will put you on the cutting edge of drone and droid technology, as well as a chance to explore our newest exhibit, Alien Worlds and Androids.  You’ll come away with a feeling that anything is possible if you can imagine it!

Our Drones and Droids Family Festival is three days long!  Join us February 18th-20th and experience drone and droid technology like never before.

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ACTIVITIES AND SCHEDULE

Saturday

Atrium

All day Build your own Lego Droid or Drone Add your creations to the community display
12:00pm-1:00pm Robot Demo Presented by FIRST Robotics team Prototype X

 

Flight

10:30am-1:00pm Drone Check-outs

Come fly a drone!

Space is limited, experience is limited to battery life (up to 5 minute) check outs are every 30 minutes.
10:00am-5:00pm Utah Drone Racers Video Showcase in the Flight Theater You can view this showcase all day and in-between the Drone Race Live-feed.
2:00pm-5:00pm Tiny Whoop Drone Race Presented by Utah Drone Racing with special guest Jesse Perkins.

 

Outside

10:00am-5:00pm Watch Drone Fun Flying Presented by Utah Drone Racing
1:30pm-4:00pm Drone Check-outs Space is limited, experience is limited to battery life (up to 5 minute) check outs are every 30 minutes.

 

Studio

10:00am-5:00pm Black Out Poetry Try this space themed book art at the counter
10:00am-5:00pm Droid paper cut-outs Create your own droid then connect the pieces to create a puppet you can animate.
2:00pm-5:00pm Family Fun, UFO make and take Create aliens and their space ships with this fun craft

 

Science Lab

Time TBD Robotic arms demos Test some robotic arms with our resident scientist

 

Computer Lab

2:00pm Arduino Programming Workshop Open to beginners and families recommended ages 10+ with an adult

 

Workshop

10:00am-2:00pm Make a paper drone Make a model drone with propellers and test it in the wind tunnel in the Flight exhibit
2:00pm-4:00pm (while supplies last) Tech Take-A-Part Have fun tearing down tech with our Resident Engineer
4:00pm-5:00pm Design a Droid Combine bits and pieces of tech to design a robot

 

Aliens and Androids

11:00am-3:00pm Members lounge Members only: 3D printing demos with the Creative Lab from the Salt Lake City Library. While supplies last.

Sunday

Atrium

All day Build your own Lego Droid or Drone Add your creations to the community display

 

Flight

10:30am-4:00pm Drone Check-outs

Come fly a drone!

Space is limited, experience is limited to battery life (up to 5 minute) check outs are every 30 minutes.
10:00am-5:00pm Utah Drone Racers Video Showcase Get comfy in our Flight Theater

 

Outside

10:00am-5:00pm Watch Drone Fun Flying Presented by Utah Drone Racing

 

Studio

10:00am-5:00pm Black Out Poetry Try this space themed book art at the counter
10:00am-5:00pm Droid paper cut-outs Create your own droid then connect the pieces to create a puppet you can animate.

 

Science Lab

Time TBD Robotic arms demos Test some robotic arms with our resident scientist

 

Computer Lab

1:00pm Getting Started with Drones Presented by Utah Drone Racing

 

Workshop

10:00am-12:00pm Design a Droid Combine bits and pieces of tech to design a robot
12:00pm-3:00pm Make a paper drone Make a model drone with propellers and test it in the wind tunnel in the Flight exhibit
2:30pm-3:00pm Meet and Greet with Jesse Perkins This is your chance to meet the pilot and inventor of Tiny Whoop himself and even get autographs on your paper drone!
3:00pm-5:00pm (while supplies last) Engineering a propeller Build a propeller and learn how to make it spin with a rubber band motor

 

Auditorium

2:00pm-2:30pm Tiny Whoop Presentation Drone Pilot and inventor of the Tiny Whoop Jesse Perkins is here to tell you all you need to know about these exciting tiny drones (meet and greet in the workshop afterward)

Monday

Atrium

All day Build your own Lego Droid or Drone Add your creations to the community display

 

Flight

1:00pm-4:00pm Drone Check-outs

Come fly a drone!

Space is limited, experience is limited to battery life (up to 5 minute) check outs are every 30 minutes.
10:00am-1:00pm Utah Drone Racers Video Showcase Get comfy in our Flight Theater

 

Outside (weather permitting)

10:00am-5:00pm Watch Drone Fun Flying Presented by Utah Drone Racing

 

Studio

10:00am-5:00pm Black Out Poetry Try this space themed book art at the counter
10:00am-5:00pm Droid paper cut-outs Create your own droid then connect the pieces to create a puppet you can animate.
2:00pm-5:00pm Family Fun, UFO make and take Create aliens and their space ships with this fun craft

 

Computer Lab

1:30pm Arduino Programming Workshop Open to beginners and families recommended ages

 

Workshop

10:00am-3:00pm Make a paper drone Make a model drone with propellers and test it in the wind tunnel in the Flight exhibit
2:30pm-3:00pm Meet and Greet with Jesse Perkins This is your chance to meet the pilot and inventor of Tiny Whoop himself and even get autographs on your paper drone!
3:00pm-5:00pm (while supplies last) Engineering a propeller Build a propeller and learn how to make it spin with a rubber band motor

 

Auditorium

2:00pm-2:30pm Drone Innovation Drone Pilot and inventor of the Tiny Whoop Jesse Perkins

 

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MEET JESSE PERKINS

Huge Announcement: At our Drones and Droids Family Festival, visitors will be able to meet Jesse Perkins, inventor of the Tiny Whoop Drone.  Over the course of the three-day festival, Jesse will be hosting workshops, signing autographs, putting on drone demos, giving tips and tricks and showcasing his work.

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Don’t know Jesse Perkins?

Based in Fort Collins, Colorado, a variable nexus of the world’s top FPV pilots, Tiny Whoop is the brain child of Team Big Whoop pilot Jesse Perkins. After years of trying, testing and crashing hundreds of permutations of motors, frames, batteries and cameras he came up with the recipe for the Tiny Whoop, with the help of Ori Paamoni, an amazing Tiny Whoop pilot.

Jesse will be a special celebrity judge for our 48-hour Drone Film Activity as well helping judge many of the building activities during the weekend.  Bring your family and friends to Drones and Droids and meet this amazing engineer, technician and developer of the Tiny Whoop drone.

Check out some of the amazing videos that Jesse and his team have created using the Tiny Whoop Drones here!

 

48-Hour Drone Film Activity

 

At the Drones and Droids Family Festival we are hosting a unique event, a 48-hour drone filming activity. Teams will have 48 hours to create the most amazing drone films they can.  Before the event starts, teams will be treated to workshops on filming, editing, tips and tricks to make their films out-of-this-world.  Now is the time to create your team and register for this awesome 48-hour filming activity.

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48-Hour Schedule

Saturday Feb 18th:

  • 10:00am – Check-in at admissions open at 10am (Free weekend admission for all team members)
  • 10:30am – Q&A and genre drawings in the computer lab
  • 11:00am – Drone flying workshop outside with Utah Drone Racing League
  • 11:30am – pink ribbon cutting and photo with celebrity racer Jesse Perkins, 48hr time clock starts
  • Teams take the rest of the day to work.

 

Sunday Feb 19th:

  • 11:00am – video editing workshop (subject to change)
  • 12:00am – open lab for teams (closed to public)
  • 1:00pm – getting started with Drones workshop (open to public)
  • 2:00pm – open lab for teams (closed to public)

Monday Feb 20th:

  • 11:30am – Team check in at the computer Lab, 48hr time limit ends
  • 1:00pm – film screening in the Flight Theater, audience favorite voting begins
  • 2:00pm – film awards announcements, Judges favorite and Audience favorite

 

Tips:

  • We recommend that teams work on story options in advanced to save time.
  • You are welcome to bring completed storyboards we will also provide storyboard templates on Saturday as well.
  • Please practice flying your drone before the event.
  • All questions can be sent to lreyes@theleonardo.org

 

Restrictions:

 When flying in The Leo follow these rules or you will be asked to terminate filming your shot.

  • Do not hover over a non-participating person
  • Flying in the Atrium is prohibited.
  • All areas being used for filming must be stanchioned off prior to shoot. Coordinate with Leo staff to approve storyboard before closing the perimeter.

FAA regulations

 Use link to check if your filming locations are within a restricted area (The Leo is within SLC airport’s zone):

https://www.slcairport.com/about-the-airport/general-aviation/unmanned-aircraft-notification/

Summary of some immediate regulations to follow (read all https://www.faa.gov/uas/media/Part_107_Summary.pdf before participating) :

  • Drone flying altitudes: limit 400 ft (about 25 stories)
  • Speed is restricted to 100mph
  • Drone must remain within pilot’s visual line of sight
  • No operations from a moving vehicle
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Whether you are a drone and droids expert or are simply wanting to learn more, our Drones and Droids Family Festival is perfect for you.  Over the span of three days, visitors will come face-to-face with life size replicas of Hollywood’s most popular droids and experience the futuristic technology of drones.

Tickets to this family festival are included in our General Admission pricing.  Tickets are now on sale.  Avoid the lines and pre-purchase your tickets before coming to the museum.

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Details

Start:
February 18
End:
February 20
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The Leonardo

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Cost
General Admission