Robolink has been officially selected as the new partner for the international Aerial Drone Competition, held by the REC Foundation. Middle and high school students qualifying for the weekend-long spring tournament, formerly named RADC, can now compete with the CoDrone EDU, a programmable drone designed for ages 12 and up.
Team registration is now open for the 2023 season for students to prepare for the regional competition.
The Aerial Drone Competition offers an exciting educational drone sporting event that focuses on hands-on, student-centered learning. Teams learn to pilot drones, code with python, understand flight principles, and build their communication and social skills, all while expanding their interest in the growing drone-related workforce and advanced career opportunities.
“This is a huge competition! Last year, there were 350 participants; this year, we are expecting close to 1,500-2,000!” said Hansol Hong, CEO of Robolink. “We’re thrilled to be a part of this growing event. Students learn to fly, dive, and perform airborne flips – all while learning real-world STEM skills.”
CoDrone EDU – the newest obstacle-detecting, color-sensing, airborne flipping, coding drone – has been designed for both competitions and the classroom setting. CoDrone EDU codes lights, flight patterns, and can harness the power of seven sensors. Integrating fun with coding, CoDrone EDU is an excellent way to learn 21st century technical skills. CoDrone EDU offers a free curriculum using code in both Blockly and Python, and free online lessons for students and lesson plans for teachers.
Robolink uses cutting-edge technology to create interactive and fun robotics kits that teach coding and engineering in a way that’s exciting to children and teenagers. With their robotics kits in schools across the country and internationally, Robolink teaches real-world coding while working with teachers all over the world.
For more information, visit www.robolink.com.