CoDrone Mini is the latest programmable drone kit from Robolink. At only 8cm wide and 8cm long, its small and sturdy frame is perfect for all ages who want to try drone coding for the first time. CoDrone Mini’s increased durability and smaller size over CoDrone Pro/Lite makes it the ideal choice for beginners. It can do all of the same basic flight movements as CoDrone Pro/Lite, with the added capability of being able to do flips in four directions. Similar to CoDrone Lite, you can program CoDrone Mini with Blockly or Python. While a smaller drone means fewer programmable LEDs and a shorter flight time, it’s a compact and affordable option to make drone coding accessible to anyone.
With the support of students, educators, and members of our community, we recommend the CoDrone Mini as the best choice for the classroom. Unlike CoDrone Pro, CoDrone Mini comes already paired with its remote out of the box. The compact remote is preprogrammed and doesn’t have any loose bolts, wires, or extra components that could be damaged or lost. For large classes with multiple drones, radio frequency communication makes it easier to fly more drones at a time with fewer disconnections and no pairing conflicts. You can be up and running in the first class!
|Drone||CoDrone Mini||CoDrone Lite/Pro|
|Price||USD $89.99||USD $119.99/$179.99|
|Battery||Single cell Lithium ion battery (3.7V 220mAh 30C)||Single cell Lithium ion battery (3.7V 300mAh)|
|Charge Time||40 minutes||40 minutes|
|LED||1 full color programmable (RGB) LED||5 full color programmable (RGB) LEDs|
|Flight Time||< 5min||5-8 min|
|Communication Protocol||Radio Frequency (RF) 2.4GHz||Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) 2.4GHz|
|Range||48 meters||20 meters|
|Sensors||-High resolution air pressure sensor for altitude control-3-axis gyroscope and 3-axis accelerometer for attitude control||-Infrared-High resolution air pressure sensor for altitude control-Optical flow sensor for auto hovering-3-axis gyroscope and 3-axis accelerometer for attitude control|
|Weight||20g (with battery)||37g|
|Dimensions (cm)||8 x 8||13 x 13|
|Programming Languages||Blockly, Python||Blockly, Python, Arduino|
|Best for ages||8+||10+|