Comparing the Crazyflie and DEXI Drones

DroneBlocks users have had a lot to be excited about, with two new major drone product launches just this year; the Crazyflie and the DEXI. Our team wholeheartedly believes these Drones are each the “best in class” in their respective applications and have surpassed any comparison in the STEM Drone arena. Our promise is that […]

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Educator Spotlight, Mayra Martinez at Alvin ISD

All Aboard the STEM Bus! All aboard the STEM bus at Alvin Independent School District, where DroneBlocks products are becoming a favorite mobile STEM offering to hundreds of students throughout the Houston, TX, area. We connected with Mayra Martinez, Family and Community Engagement STEM BUS Specialist at Alvin ISD, to chat about Drones and Quadrupeds […]

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Dronecode Foundation and Its Pivotal Role in Developing DEXI

The Dronecode Foundation is a pivotal entity in the drone industry, dedicated to fostering and advancing open-source software for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Operating under the auspices of the Linux Foundation, Dronecode brings together various stakeholders—including hobbyists, developers, and corporate entities—to collaborate on a shared platform that promotes innovation and standardization across the drone ecosystem. […]

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Educator Spotlight, Leroy Friesenhan at Saint Michael’s Catholic Academy

Students Take the Lead in Pioneering Drone Light Show  The DroneBlocks Light Show Kit has been one of the many exciting new releases from DroneBlocks this past year by inspiring students to get creative with their code. For one Robotics Club in Austin, Texas – the light show kit has really taken off! In this […]

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Mastering Low-Level Control in Quadruped Robotics

In the evolving landscape of robotics, the Unitree quadrupeds represent a significant leap forward, embodying the fusion of advanced engineering and sophisticated control systems. At the heart of its agility and versatility lies an essential concept in robotics: low-level control. Understanding this foundational layer is not just about grasping how robots move but appreciating the […]

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PHD Researcher Charts Success of Drones in the Classroom

Educator Spotlight: Professor Tryfon Sivenas How do we measure the effectiveness of DroneBlocks? Well, the spread of our programs across the United States and around the world has been a key indicator – and the excitement we witness time and time again from students keeps us going…but where’s the data? We’ve always believed that Drones […]

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Use DroneBlocks with the Crazyflie Drone

This just in! The Crazyflie Drone included in the Autonomous Drones – Level II kit is now compatible with the DroneBlocks block coding app! You can now drag & drop block code to plan your autonomous Crazyflie flight path. This year, the Crazyflie stepped into the spotlight as DroneBlocks’ premier autonomous micro drone for classrooms, […]

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The Implications of the “Countering CCP Drones Act

In a significant legislative move, the “Countering CCP Drones Act” has been introduced in the 118th Congress, aiming to amend the Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Act of 2019. This proposed amendment seeks to address the growing concerns around telecommunications and video surveillance equipment and services produced or provided by DJI Technologies, a company commonly […]

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Section 889 & NDAA Compliance for Drone Education Programs

In the evolving educational technology landscape, drones have soared to the forefront as a dynamic tool for learning, offering students hands-on experiences in fields like science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). However, for schools navigating the complexities of integrating drone technology into their curriculum, particularly those benefiting from federal grants, understanding and adhering to legal […]

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Understanding Remote ID and Applying for a FRIA at Your School

The advent of drone technology has revolutionized various sectors, including education. Drones offer an interactive way to engage students in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields, providing hands-on experience with technology that is shaping the future. However, integrating drones into educational settings comes with challenges, especially regarding safety, privacy, and regulatory compliance. This post […]

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