Coding the Skies: Bitcraze and DroneBlocks Introduce Next-Gen STEM Drones for Students

DroneBlocks to introduce a research-grade drone tailored specifically for K-12 education. This aims to fill the void left by the now-discontinued DJI Tello Drone. […]

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NEW COURSE! Using Computer Vision with Unitree Go1 EDU

Teach Your GO1 to Detect a Treat Using Computer Vision! The DroneBlocks team is always mining for new tricks to teach our Robot Dog. And any time fresh inspiration comes from a fellow tinkerer – we invite them to join the Curriculum team to share their knowledge with our eager community. That’s just what happened […]

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Educator Spotlight: Luigi Torelli

Charting Exciting Pathways in the DroneBlocks Simulator If you are a member of the DroneBlocks Community, you may have already witnessed some of Luigi Torelli’s ambitiously imaginative flight paths in the DroneBlocks simulator. Luigi revels in concocting complex and entertaining designs that are built using dynamic geometric paths…sometimes appearing as a roller coaster and others […]

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Embark on an Egyptian Expedition in the DroneBlocks Simulator

Our newest Simulator experience invites students to explore ancient Egypt! Open Simulator Access Lessons In partnership with Drone Legends, DroneBlocks welcomes students on an adventure to code and fly a Drone in our new Ancient Egypt map! The Map is complete with pyramids, a sphinx, a library, and other ancient obstacles and structures to interact […]

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Prompt the Unitree Go1 Using ChatGPT

DroneBlocks continues its roll-out of original Unitree Go1 Programming by introducing a new tutorial featuring OpenAI’s ChatGPT. You may remember us covering a similar topic – using ChatGPT to prompt our Tello Drones using “layman’s instructions” that was inspired by Microsoft’s Autonomous Robotics Team’s experiments. Needless to say, the Go1 is a bit more advanced […]

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Educator Spotlight, Al Salcè

How STEM Education is shaping the next generation of first responders Alcidé Salcé is a 21-year veteran of the FDNY and a member of the Command Tactical Unit in charge of dispatching state-of-the-art, first responder technology such as Drones and Quadruped Robotics. “Whenever we are busy, unfortunately, that means someone is having a bad day,” […]

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FDNY Uses Drones + Quadrupeds to Save Lives

“Digi-Dog” Deployed after Garage Collapse in NYC This past April, a multi-level parking garage collapsed in lower Manhattan – creating a deadly and dangerous situation for all involved, especially the first responders at the scene. The potential for further structural collapse posed a serious risk in their search and rescue mission. We all know the […]

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Educator Spotlight, Ed Moloney, Northport High School in NY

DroneBlocks visited Northport High School for their annual STEM Day, where robots were tinkering, creativity was buzzing and Drones were flying! Elementary students were encouraged to engage with dozens of STEM activities to spur their interest and explore their curiosities. The fair was led by Technology and Engineering teachers from the district, with help from […]

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Educator Spotlight, Joe Miller from Northridge High School

Creating a Pathway for Students to become Makers! Northridge High School was eager to kick off its new Computer Science department. So they had a meeting room – modified into a Maker Space. Spare pandemic funding – converted into STEM Robots. And last but not least, a Social Studies teacher – transitioned to full-time Computer […]

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DroneBlocks Educator Spotlight

How BetaBox Learning Sparks and Sustains Hands-On STEM Learning As most of us in the education space already know, little else can inspire wonder and unlock potential for students quite like hands-on STEM learning. At DroneBlocks, we’ve seen the amazing things children and educators alike are capable of the instant they get a programmable Drone […]

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