Introduction to JavaScript Programming with DroneBlocks Code

DroneBlocks Code is for advanced users that have moved beyond block coding. Program your drone with JavaScript and more advanced programming techniques.

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Go beyond block programming and learn the fundamentals of JavaScript with our introduction to DroneBlocks Code course. We cover many topics in this course that will help you become familiar with JavaScript and program Tello using the DroneBlocks Code app. You will get free access to DroneBlocks Code for Windows and Mac, which provides a great desktop experience for programming.

It is highly recommended that you go through this course on a desktop computer. We will introduce you to the "JavaScript Console" found in popular web browsers such as Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. JavaScript has become a ubiquitous scripting language and can be found on nearly every page across the web.

We recommend going through the Introduction to DroneBlocks and Advanced DroneBlocks courses before enrolling in this course. You will be much more prepared to understand basic programming concepts and how they apply to JavaScript. The wonderful thing is that once you understand programming fundamentals you'll be able to take your knowledge to other languages such as Python.

We look forward to seeing you in the course and if you ever have any questions please feel free to join our DroneBlocks Facebook group and post there.

Your Instructor

Dennis Baldwin
Dennis Baldwin

Dennis has been fascinated with remote control cars and airplanes since he was a kid. Through his passion of the RC hobby he learned many aspects of engineering by building, wiring, and programming flight controllers for his RC planes and quadcopters. He shares a majority of his research and development on his YouTube channel.

In 2010 Dennis found the ArduPilot project and was amazed by the vibrant developer community behind the project. From this point forward he spent countless hours tinkering in the garage and building numerous autonomous drones ranging from hexacopters, VTOL aircraft, delta wings, and mini quads. This was all made possible with APM and Pixhawk flight controllers.

In 2014 Dennis designed and 3D printed a popular mini quadcopter frame and posted it on Thingiverse. At this time he crossed paths with Marisa at Walnut Springs Elementary School in Dripping Springs, TX. Dennis asked Marisa if he could work with her after-school "Tech Team" to teach students how to print, wire, build and fly these little mini quadcopters. Students loved the idea but quickly asked how they could use the drones to shoot photos and video. This led Dennis to the DJI SDK.

In 2015 Dennis put together a proof of concept of using block programming and coupled it with the DJI SDK to tap into the capabilities of market leading drone hardware. From this day DroneBlocks was born. Students loved the concept of block programming to perform autonomous missions with DJI hardware. DroneBlocks has grown into a platform that consists of app, curriculum, and a vibrant community of users sharing their mission code all over the world.

Dennis graduated from The Citadel with a BS in Electrical Engineering and is no stranger to software technology. He has co-founded several technology businesses over the past 20 years. In this next chapter Dennis and Marisa want to expand DroneBlocks into every STEAM classroom across the globe.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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