Tello can be controlled from the PC keyboard
Tello is a nano drone developed by Ryze in close collaboration with DJI and Intel. The technological device allows not only to get the basic skills of piloting a copter, but also introduces you to the exciting block programming of the device through various tools that even a child can handle. DroneBlocks is one such programming tool available on smartphones and tablets, as well as computers with the Chrome browser.
In addition to programming features, the developer has added the ability to control Tello directly from a computer keyboard, ideal for having fun without a smartphone or tablet, using DroneBlocks programming features that include performing various repetitive actions, logic tests, calculations and more. DroneBlocks for Chrome is offered free of charge in the browser’s Extensions section.
How it works?
The drone is controlled by standard keys on the keyboard, which are commonly used in various games: W / A / S / D (Take off / Rotate left around its axis / Decrease / Rotate right around its axis); I/J/K/L (Fly forward/Fly left/Fly backward/Fly right); Space is responsible for landing; Flips are executed with arrow keys “← ↑ → ↓”. For clarity, we attach the video below, which demonstrates the process of pairing and controlling the Tello drone from the computer keyboard through the DroneBlocks software.