DJI, the world’s leading drone manufacturer, has added Robomaster Tello Talent (or just Robomaster TT) to the newly established DJI Education division. The Robomaster TT includes all the features of its predecessor, the Tello EDU, with a pretty impressive suite of new capabilities, thanks to a combination of both new hardware and software.
The new drone is committed to lowering the threshold for robot and AI learning and cultivating students’ curiosity and self-confidence during their first contact with science and technology education. To meet this goal, the RoboMaster TT is equipped with a powerful ESP32 microcontroller board to provide Arduino and MicroPython open-source coding platforms that support Arduino, MicroPython, and Scratch offline coding.
Students will be able to write custom codes to change the colors and flash frequency of the TT’s programmable RGB 256 all-color LED light or create simple shapes, animations, and letter scrolling effects on the 8X8 Red and Blue LED dot-matrix screen fitted on the TT. It has an added single infrared time of flight (TOF) sensor, similar to that found in the RS2, Inspire two, and Mavic 2 Pro, which offers distance detection up to 1.2 meters. The TOF sensor enables environment detection and simple obstacle avoidance, making it safe to fly in a classroom.
RoboMaster TT measures 98 x 92.5 x 41 mm and weighs in at only 87 g, including the propeller blades, propeller blade protector, and batteries. It has four 3-inch rotors with outer bumpers, comes with an enhanced 5.8 GHz Wi-Fi module, and features a 5-MP camera with an 82.6-degree field of view for images and video. The removable 1.1 Ah/3.8 V battery offers a flight time of up to 13 minutes per charge.
It also includes new swarming software that allows students to program the swarm to fly custom maneuvers and formations with simple coding languages, such as Scratch, Swift, and Python.
Alongside the TT, DJI Education, a new software platform hub created for STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Math) educators and teachers to easily incorporate in their curriculum, is now available. The hub also supports compatibility with third-party resources to expand even more educational options.
The RoboMaster Tello Talent is available for $239.