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Programming Your Drone with Droneblocks

Recently we learned how to program the Ryze Tello using Scratch. However, the experience wasn’t intuitive and it didn’t work as well as we believe it should. In order to get the drone to do what we really wanted it would require quite a bit of tinkering. Upon searching the internet we found another way….

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free drone
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Half Chrome Drones: Free Drone Giveaway

Do you want a free drone? Of course, you do. Enter the Half Chrome Drones Free Drone Giveaway to get a chance to take home the Ryze Tello. The Tello is one of our favorite drones and is a blast to fly. It’s free to enter and there are a lot of different ways to…

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Brushless micro
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What is the Best Brushless Micro FPV Drone? Let’s Find Out!

ESPN is broadcasting the Drone Racing League Championships on TV and you probably want to get in on that action. So the first thing you need to get into racing is a drone like theirs, right? Do you need something that is big, fast and powerful? Nope, absolutely not. Those racing quads are absolutely awesome,…

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Halo 3000 in front of light painting it created
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Create Beautiful Light Paintings With a $50 Drone

The idea of using drones for art is not a new one. Intel has pioneered using hundreds of drones in coordinated light shows. DJI has teased at the idea of the Phantom X, that can be controlled using hand gestures to create “paintings in the sky”. We did something far less complicated and, in our…

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Phantom 4 Pro Obsidian

DJI Updates 3 Drones Today! The Mavic, Phantom and Spark Get Better

DJI has released some details about upgrades to their drone lineup. Today you’ll get the option to order the new Mavic Pro Platinum or Phantom 4 Pro Obsidian. DJI also announced a new “Sphere” panorama mode for the Spark. Wondering what all this means? Let’s dive in. DJI Mavic Pro Platinum The biggest upgrade is…

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DJI Osmo Mobile: Make Some Magic

The DJI Osmo Mobile turns your smartphone into a stabilized piece of semi-professional video equipment. Much like the gimbals on DJI’s drones, the Osmo Mobile is a three axis gimbal that will stabilize your smartphone. For a limited time, DJI is offering a free Osmo stand and extra battery. With the improving quality of smartphone cameras,…

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drone with 360 camera

Drone + 360° Camera = Awesome

The LG 360 Cam is a small and compact 360° camera that is the perfect size to put on a drone. So we thought, why not? We put it on our Phantom 3, Mavic, Bugs 2, Bugs 3 and even the tiny Spark. Order the LG 360 Cam The LG 360 Cam records video up to…

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Drone Pictures
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Top Tricks for Aerial Photography Magic

You bought a drone for taking pictures, now what? Why don’t your photos and videos look as good as those produced by the professionals? What sort of drone camera sorcery are they using? We have scoured the internet, asked the experts, and interjected a bit of our own experience to bring you the best compilation…

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DJI Phantom 3 silhouette
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If You Want to Take High-Quality Aerial Photos, Start Here

You’ve seen the awesome aerial photos and videos that drones can produce and you were probably thinking, “I can do that.” And you can. Flying a drone capable of top-notch aerial photography isn’t overly complicated, but you shouldn’t rush out and buy a DJI Inspire. You’ll want to start with an inexpensive drone, learn to…

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Phantom Alternative
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Want to Build a Phantom Alternative for Less Than $200?

Do you want to create a drone that can take steady videos and sharp photos similar to those from more expensive drones like the Phantom 4 Pro, but spend less than $200? That’s what we did. Check out our footage from the beautiful Maya Rivera. We might just have a solution. If you already have…

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