5. Case 01: Hovering at A Defined Altitude#

5.1. Introduction#

  • Program to make the micro:bit Drone:bit Kit take off and hover for 10 seconds, then it lands to the ground.

5.3. Picture#


5.4. Software Programming#

Click “Advanced” in the MakeCode drawer to see more choices.


For programming, we need to add a package: click “Extensions” at the bottom of the MakeCode drawer and search with “https://github.com/elecfreaks/pxt-Dronebit” in the dialogue box to download it.


Notice: If you met a tip indicating that some codebases would be deleted due to incompatibility, you may continue as the tips say or create a new project in the menu.

5.5. Program#


Notice: It is suggested to pause for 2 seconds or longer after triggering the take-off command to make sure the operator run away from the drones in case of any hurting accidents.

Link: https://makecode.microbit.org/_cu82jPKtwa2E

You can also download it directly:

5.6. Result#

  • The micro:bit Drone:bit Kit takes off and hovers for 10 seconds, then it lands to the ground.

5.7. FAQ#

Notice: For better locating of the drones, a complicated groud is prefered. If the groud is in single color, the drones might not locate them well.