Tello EDU Swarming with Python

This course uses Tello EDU drones and related SDKs and APIs. Through games and themed activities, students will experience the stimulation of multiple drones that are remotely instructed for group flight. The course not only guides students to understand the use and application of drones, understand relevant laws and regulations, and use safety, and organizes drone competitions to set up obstacles so that each student can complete the challenge of using advanced programming languages (Python / SDK) .

Why do we learn programming with drones?

Playing DJI Tello

Drones are gaining more and more attention as a device that can expand human capabilities in daily work. It can reach places that humans usually cannot reach, record footage from unique angles previously unimaginable, and opens up more possibilities for bringing more convenience to our lives. To take full advantage of drone capabilities, today's young people should not only learn how to operate drones, but also how to customize them to their needs. That's why drone programming courses are essential: teach the next generation how to integrate their ideas into drones to execute. In conjunction with new developments in the field of computer vision, students will learn how to work with drones and process material in real time to provide insights. At the end of the course, students will be eager to realize their ideas and be able to do so using drone technology.




Drone Technologies & Flight Experience

  • Introduce drone applications in various industries and share examples

  • Objectives of this course

  • Explain the drone regulations and safety rules for drone flight in Hong Kong

  • In-depth introduction to the different parts of the drone; take-off, security checks and landing steps

  • Experience the operation of DJI Tello EDU


SDK programming introduction

  • Concepts of SDK and Script

  • Basic network concepts (Station, AP, IP, Data packets)

  • How to use routers to connect multiple Tello EDUs for unified control

  • Using SDK code for multiple drone control

  • Introduction to programming tasks


Programming from SDK to Python

  • Introduction to Python (Variables, Loop, types)

  • Summary of Python syntax, considerations, and functions

  • How to use Loop in Python script with Tello EDU

  • Classroom programming mission, trying to 2-4 while the control unit Tello EDU


Swarmathon Contest

  • Participants conduct this exciting contest in small groups and apply the programming functions learned in the course to specific drone swarming missions


In-class quizzes

​Understand the students' understanding of the course content, there will be several interactive game quizzes in the course.

Competition Scoring

​Score by completion time, accuracy and creativity


Lesson Equipment (Buy/Rent/Self-prepare)

- Drone:

DJI Tello EDU, extra backup batteries and Tello EDU "Challenge Card"

- Tablet:


- Other:

Wi-Fi router

Extra Services

Behind-the-scenes filming service

Capturing the moments of students

Other Information

Teacher-student ratio

1: 5 to 1:10, depending on the lesson or activity mode​

About Tello EDU


This drone can be controlled through the mobile phone or tablet with the matching App, which is easy to use. In addition to the control APP provided for this aircraft, you can also download another TELLO EDU app of the same name that can be used to learn programming, use the building blocks to control the aircraft to pass through the levels, and learn programming knowledge and drone programming and control. Designed for teens who are new to programming. For students who want to learn advanced programming, Tello EDU can perfectly support various programming languages: Python, C ++, Java, PHP, JS, etc. No matter what language you need to do is connect to Tello's wifi and write a program Connect via socks and send command commands to specific ports (all commands can be viewed in the official SDK2.0 instruction manual, which is an essential document for subsequent programming) to control Tello's flight.