Hiller Aviation Museum

Engineer’s Workshop

Robotics, Circuits, and Aircraft Design 

Engineer’s Workshop Camp Details

Leap into the world of aerospace engineering, building aircraft, drones, robots, circuits, and more in a high-tech adventure in design!

Start in the Hiller Aviation Museum Invention Lab, a unique maker space equipped with authentic tools of science. Learn to use computer-aided design, 3D printers, and more to solve a range of design challenges.

Put technology in motion using programmable robotics. Learn the basics of robotic design, construction, and drag-and-drop coding, then construct a device that is able to complete a task.

Scale up the experience at the Museum’s Penguin airplane, a small airplane able to be assembled and disassembled by camp participants. Attach wings, stabilizers, and control surfaces and rig all necessary control cables to gain exceptional insights into the function of different parts of an airplane and discover the engineering and mechanics required for each and every aircraft to take flight.

Camp Details

Grade Level
April 1-5, 2024
April 8-12, 2024
June 10-14, 2024
July 1-3, 2024 (3-Day)
July 22-26, 2024
August 12-16, 2024
9 am - 4 pm
Hiller Aviation Museum, 601 Skyway Rd. San Carlos, CA 94070

Engineer’s Workshop Camp Includes


Program Includes

  • Cue Robotics
  • Pushbutton Robotic Construction
  • Build-and-Fly Drones
  • Code-and-Fly Drones

Design Challenge

Program Includes

  • Helicopters
  • Mars Landers
  • Air Rockets
  • Gliders


Program Includes

  • Air pressure
  • Model aircraft testing
  • Flight simulation
  • Real aircraft inspections
  • Helium balloons

Design & Construction

Program Includes

  • Electric Car Assembly
  • Computer Aided Design
  • 3D Printing