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Learn how to program the Tello drone using Python. This video course goes beyond DroneBlocks programming and introduces students to more advanced programming concepts using the Python programming language.
In this course, you will learn how to set up your Python programming environment and communicate with Tello using UDP, the User Datagram Protocol. This is similar to how DroneBlocks sends commands to the Tello drone, and we'll get under the hood to understand how UDP works.
We recommend having a basic understanding of programming concepts before signing up for this course. It's a good idea to cover the lessons in the Introduction to Tello Drone Programming course so you become familiar with programming concepts and Tello's capabilities.
The lessons in this video course include:
Lesson 1: Setting up your Python programming environment with Anaconda and Jupyter Notebook
Lesson 2: An intro to UDP, Packet Sender, and sending a basic UDP message
Lesson 3: Send and receive UDP packets to and from Tello
Lesson 4: Program Tello to fly a box mission with Python code
Lesson 5: Write custom spin and bounce functions to give Tello new flight behavior
Lesson 6: Send keyboard commands to Tello and tap into the software development kit (SDK) - Free Preview
Lesson 7: Convert imperial units to metric and fly Tello in a star pattern
Lesson 8: Add retry logic for more robust Tello missions
Lesson 9: Bonus lesson - Control Tello with Raspberry Pi and Python
All source code and examples for this course are available in our GitHub repository:
Be sure to scroll down and access the free preview for Lesson 6, which demonstrates how to use Python to send SDK commands to Tello with your computer keyboard. It's a great way to learn Tello's capabilities and learn about the Tello SDK.
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