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0.1: Introduction to CoDrone EDU

What is CoDrone EDU? And why is it the best platform for you to learn all about drones and programming?

CoDrone EDU is the newest programmable drone by Robolink! Built just for students like you, CoDrone EDU is fully equipped with all the sensors and features you need to learn all about drones while programming in Python. The possibilities of what you can build are endless!

Specifications:

  • Size: 138.5 x 138.5  x  34.8 mm
  • Weight: 54.8 grams
  • Battery: 3.7v 530mAh
  • Continuous flight time: 7-8 minutes (on a complete charge)
  • Charge time: 60 minutes
  • Maximum Velocity: 2.5 meters per second  (9km/h)
  • Communication Protocol: 2.4 GHz radio communication
  • Range: 50 meters

Sensors:

  • 3-axis gyroscope and accelerometer
  • barometer
  • 2 color sensors
  • 2 infrared range finders (front and bottom)
  • optical flow (for position)

 

Features:

  • Auto-hovering and stabilization
  • Programmable RGB LEDs on the drone and controller
  • Programmable buzzer on the drone and controller

Here is what should be in your CoDrone EDU box. Please check that you have all your pieces before you continue.

  • User guide (available digitally here)
  • CoDrone EDU
  • Smart Controller
  • 2 x drone batteries
  • 1 x drone battery dual-charger
  • 1 x Micro USB cable (may be black or red)
  • 8 x color cards
  • 4 x extra propellers
  • 1 x propeller remover
  • Screwdriver and bolt for controller battery pack
  • Set of labels for drone and controller

Let’s review! You should have:

  1. Watched the introductory video
  2. Read about the technical specifications, sensors, and features for CoDrone EDU
  3. Unboxed CoDrone EDU and checked the parts list

In the next lesson, you will go through a pre-flight checklist to safely prepare for flight.