PiWings Tricopter - Innovative Educational Drone Kit with Raspberry Pi Pico Flight Controller

£128.00 GBP

Product Description Welcome to PiWings, where innovation meets education in the world of drones! Dive into the world of STEM/STE(A)M education with our custom Raspberry Pi Pico flight controller designed specifically for...

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Product Description

Welcome to PiWings, where innovation meets education in the world of drones! Dive into the world of STEM/STE(A)M education with our custom Raspberry Pi Pico flight controller designed specifically for educational purposes. PiWings isn't just another drone; it's a comprehensive learning platform that seamlessly integrates technology, creativity, and fun, making it perfect for both kids and educators.

The PiWings Tricopter is ideal for introducing kids to the exciting world of STEM/STE(A)M education. With its intuitive design and ease of use, the PiWings Tricopter makes learning about drones, coding, and electronics fun and engaging.

Key Features

  • Microcontroller: RP2040 (Raspberry Pi Pico)
  • Motor Driver: 3 Amp DC (6 Channel)
  • Servo Motors: 4 Channels
  • iBus Support: ESP-12E WiFi/Standard iBus RC controller
  • External Ports: I2C, SPI, UART, IO for custom Sensor/Actuator support
  • Status LEDs: 4 High-brightness RGB LEDs
  • Programmability: USB programmable
  • IMU: On-board 6 Axis IMU (MPU6050) for auto-leveling
  • Power Supply: 3V - 5.5V DC (1S LiPo / 1S LiIon / 3S NiMh)
  • Protection: Reverse supply protection

Bullet Points

  • Comprehensive Learning Platform: Designed for STEM/STE(A)M education, making it perfect for both kids and educators to learn about drones, coding, and electronics.
  • Seamless Connectivity: Features Wi-Fi connectivity with ESP8266 ESP-01, allowing for wireless communication and hands-on experience with IoT concepts.
  • User-Friendly Control: Easily pilot PiWings with the dedicated phone app or included joystick, offering flexibility and enhancing user experience.
  • Advanced Features: Includes a custom Raspberry Pi Pico carrier board, on-board 6 Axis IMU for auto-leveling, and support for external sensors and actuators.
  • Engaging Projects: Enable collaborative swarm robotics, drone art and light shows, and exciting drone racing challenges, making learning interactive and fun.

What Can You Do with PiWings?

  • Collaborative Swarm Robotics: Program multiple drones to work together seamlessly towards shared objectives, from formation flying to cooperative object manipulation.
  • Drone Art and Light Shows: Illuminate the sky with captivating aerial art and light shows, choreographed to music or scripted routines.
  • Drone Racing Challenges: Fuel your competitive spirit with thrilling racing challenges that push both pilots and drones to their limits.

Specifications

  • Custom Raspberry Pi Pico Carrier Board: Tailored to accommodate an off-the-shelf Raspberry Pi Pico board for seamless compatibility and easy setup.
  • Wi-Fi Connectivity with ESP8266 ESP-01: Expand your learning horizons with wireless communication for hands-on experience with IoT concepts.
  • Graphical App Control: Easily pilot PiWings and access settings through the dedicated phone app, enhancing user experience and accessibility.
  • Joystick Control: Enjoy wireless freedom with the included dedicated joystick, while also being compatible with other wireless joystick controllers available in the market.
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