4. Case 01: Hovering at A Defined Altitude#

4.1. Introduction#


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

4.3. Picture#


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4.4. Software Programming#


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

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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.

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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.

4.5. Program#


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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:

4.6. Result#


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

4.7. 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.