Robolink is debuting their CoDrone Lite at ISTE 2017. Their newest product is literally fresh out of the factory, as they just arrived in the robotics and drone company’s headquarters last week. The brand new educational drone for everyone is extremely popular. The CoDrone Lite saw 400% funding on their Indiegogo campaign that ended this past spring.
CoDrone Lite is more than just a small quadcopter drone, that idea is sooooo 2015. The super smart team at Robolink took their idea for the original CoDrone which required text based coding, and scaled it down for use in schools across the globe. Now, users can program CoDrone light using Snap. Snap is a language very similar to Block where users arrange the partially put together code pieces in ways that make sense to them, to complete whatever mission they want.
Do you want your drone to engage in a laser battle? Do you want it to circle your little brothers head? Using either CoDrone Mission Control or Snap For CoDrone you get more control over your drone than you can with the latest drone from DJI.
Every CoDrone Lite ships with the drone, a Bluetooth (BLE) board, Lipo Battery, Micro USB cable, battery charger, propeller and the propeller remover tool.
Robolink is working on a curriculum so that STEM, STEAM and science teachers can use the drone to teach students how to code in school, in a fun environment. They’re also building a great following of educators that will contribute project ideas for CoDrone lite.
Robolink is also the creators of the Rokit Smart robot kit that teaches students to code using a robot. They recommend CoDrone Lite and Rokit Smart for kids 10 and up but freely admit kids as young as 6 could code either with a little help.
Our nine year old EdTech Reporter Tatum F, got to check out CoDrone Lite in the Maker Playground at ISTE 2017. Check out her video interview below and for more info visit, robolink.com