Perseverance & Ingenuity – Control a Tello drone with TI-Innovator
Year 2021 – NASA brings a rover and a drone to Mars, for the first time ever. What would be more exciting than to bring this technological challenge to the STEM classroom?
Author: Hans-Martin Hilbig
Topic: Computer Science , STEM
Tags Coordinate systems , Python , STEM , TI-Innovator , TI-Innovator Rover
Let the students figure out how to maneuver the TI-Rover (aka Perseverance) with the Tello (aka Ingenuity) Drone onboard thru a parcours to a place where Ingenuity should take-off, hover, fly over areas impossible to reach with Rover and return to a place where it is safe to land. NASA’s Mars mission has inspired me to create Python and Arduino code for the TI-Innovator system to model a rover-drone interaction controlled by a Nspire CX handheld or a Nspire desktop along with a TI-Hub, an ESP8266 NodeMCU and a Tello or Tello EDU drone.
Watch a demo video here: https://youtu.be/rm37wANmbH0