The craze for drones, capturing high-quality images and videos over the ground, is hovering everywhere. From controlling traffic to helping farmers practicing smart agriculture, drones are becoming the wave of industry 4.0. It turned out as a hobby for many people who spend quality time capturing moments form sky. If you’re familiar with drones’ market, you’ve probably heard of the DJI, a China-based manufacturer of unmanned aerial vehicles (drones). The Company made 70% of the revenue share in the drone market in 2017. DJI Tello, launched in 2018, is the new sensation for its price of just $100 into the drone market. Since then, the drone is literally a small bundle of joy.
Designed by the Chinese startup Ryze Tech in collaboration with Intel and DJI, the Tello provides an impressive flight experience. This best budget drone is ideal for those who are just approaching the world of drones. The amazing Throw&Go feature allows learners to just throw the drone in the air and it will take off.
An entry-level drone with incredible features
Despite weighing only 80g (2.8 ounces), Tello has a sturdy frame and offers many flight capabilities and intuitive controls. It can also perform cool aerial stunts like 8D flips and flying up and down when in Bounce mode. Tello is equipped with a 5MP camera and can be maneuvered from the touch of a smartphone returning with amazing photos and videos. Available for under $100, Tello is a great drone for learning the ropes.
Before start flying, users need to download Tello, the drone’s controlling app, onto their smartphone. It doesn’t have a separate controller. All the captured photos and videos will be stored in this app, as the drone doesn’t contain any internal storage.
Why it is perfect for kids?
DJI Tello is the cheapest and fun drone ever. All its characteristics make the DJI Tello the ideal play companion for kids. But there is more. Recently, MIT developed a computer language Scratch, through which kids can now learn coding to program their DJI Tello Boost Combo. Through the mobile programming app Tello Edu, students can command Tello to perform corresponding movements by dragging coding blocks on their smart mobile devices. Now the flying experience can become an educational one.
Scratch is part of the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab and it can be downloaded for free. Specially developed for kids between the ages of 8 and 16 but can be used by anyone who wishes to enter the programming world.
In this tech era, coding is an essential skill. By giving kids the opportunity to learn it through play will certainly give them a valuable asset for the future. Scratch runs in more than 40 languages and allows users to create code through Drag&Drop, making it a complete fun learning experience. Using Scratch, children can create games, stories, and animations to develop their skills. They can also control the Tello with a computer and input pre-planned flights.
The Tello Boost Combo can become an amazing learning tool for schools as well. They can be implemented in programs to make lessons more interactive and fun; students will be sure to be enthusiastic by learning through a hands-on approach and will also retain much more information. Using innovative teaching methods is very important for schools that always want to provide the best educational experience and keep up with the rapid transformations in the tech world.