Ready, Set, Code! Programming With Drones


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In Ready, Set, Code! Programming with Drones, students take to the skies and learn computer science skills with drag-and-drop drone programming! Utilizing the latest and easiest-to-fly mini drones, this program follows step-by-step web-based instructions as students work through the basics of programming, culminating in exciting STEAM challenges that test skills in coding and collaboration.

Grades: 4-8
Students: Up to 48
Contact Hours: 25+

Subject Targets:

Technology, Robotics & Coding, Math Connections 

Technical Requirements:

Intro to DroneBlocks: 6 compatible devices (one per drone) running the DroneBlocks app and 1 compatible device running the Tello app. 

The DroneBlocks app requires the use of a Wifi-enabled smartphone, tablet, Chromebook, desktop or laptop running Android, iOS or ChromeOS. (Note: DroneBlocks is not compatible with FireOS, the operating system for Amazon tablets.) 

The Tello app required for firmware updates requires the use of a Wifi-enabled smartphone or tablet running Android or iOS. (Note: the Tello app is not compatible with FireOS, the operating system for Amazon tablets).

Curriculum Topics:

  • Aerial Robotics
  • Autonomous Drone Operations
  • Algorithms & Programming
  • Refactoring & Optimizing Code
  • Loops, Variables & Conditionals

Complete Program Includes:

  • Instructor Guide: 1
  • Curriculum Digital Download: 1
  • Brick minifigs: 6
  • DJI Tello programmable mini quadcopters: 6
  • Indoor obstacle course: 6 free-standing keyhole gates
  • Introduction to DroneBlocks online course student licenses: 50
  • LiPo safe storage bag: 1
  • Playing cards: 6 decks
  • Safety glasses: 30
  • Stopwatches: 6
  • Storage tubs: 1
  • Plastic container: 1
  • Tape measures: 6
  • Tello brick adapters: 6
  • Tello hard shell carry cases: 6
  • Tello LiPo batteries: 12
  • Tello LiPo battery multi-charger: 3
  • Tello prop guards (extra set of 4): 6
  • Tello propellers (extra set of 4): 6
  • USB charging cables: 6

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