Coding Autonomous Drones

Level 1

Coding Autonomous Drones will open your eyes to the potential of flight and drones. We presently have thousands of drone pilots, but eventually the ratio of manually piloted drones to autonomously coded drones will become lower and lower.  This course will introduce the concepts and methods in coding drones to complete real world tasks.  Students will complete missions that allow the small and versatile Tello drone to fly without manual control. We hope to embrace your desire to achieve greatness with the need for fun.  W will break this course into 6 Modules.  Each will build on the basics of  block coding and drone missions.  We will incorporate life beyond coding as we attempt to inspire the growth of the student.  Our students WILL contribute to a greater, more efficient technical world and embrace an appreciation for the beauty of our natural world.

What you’ll learn

  • Understand the concept and terminology of Code Blocks.
  • Download, Install and Use the DroneBlocks Coding App.
  • Learn Basic and Intermediate Blocks for coding Drones.
  • Create Autonomous Drone Missions.

Course Content

  • Introduction –> 2 lectures • 8min.
  • Module I – Introduction to Block Coding​ –> 3 lectures • 20min.
  • Module II -Basic Navigations –> 4 lectures • 37min.
  • Module III Drone Block App –> 3 lectures • 23min.
  • Module IV Flips & Loops –> 3 lectures • 31min.
  • Module V Mission Possible! –> 3 lectures • 19min.
  • Module VI. Many More Marvelous Missions –> 3 lectures • 21min.
  • Review –> 2 lectures • 1min.

Coding Autonomous Drones

Requirements

  • No programming experience necessary!.
  • A computer with high speed internet access.
  • A Tello drone….you can still learn the basics of coding without one. But to get full impact of coding drones…get one for under $100.

Coding Autonomous Drones will open your eyes to the potential of flight and drones. We presently have thousands of drone pilots, but eventually the ratio of manually piloted drones to autonomously coded drones will become lower and lower.  This course will introduce the concepts and methods in coding drones to complete real world tasks.  Students will complete missions that allow the small and versatile Tello drone to fly without manual control. We hope to embrace your desire to achieve greatness with the need for fun.  W will break this course into 6 Modules.  Each will build on the basics of  block coding and drone missions.  We will incorporate life beyond coding as we attempt to inspire the growth of the student.  Our students WILL contribute to a greater, more efficient technical world and embrace an appreciation for the beauty of our natural world.

The six modules include:

1.  Introduction to Block Coding

2.  Basic Navigations

3.  The DroneBlocks App

4. Flips and Loops

5.  Missions Possible

6.  Let’s Explore Missions

Each module will consist of a Prologue, 3 lessons and an Epilogue.

The Prologue will set up the module by diving into quotes and discussing what can be done to prepare for the upcoming lessons.

The lessons will consist of videos but will have Google Docs and PowerPoints to compliment the videos.

Finally the Epilogue will ask students to go back to connecting to the world around him/her beyond coding.

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