DroneBlocks 4+

Dennis Baldwin

Designed for iPad

    • 3.4 • 55 Ratings
    • Free



What's New in 4.1.1
- We've made improvements and fixed bugs for a smoother flight.

What's New in 4.1
- Pre-flight checks to ensure your flight commands are compliant with the drone specs.
- The validations include: curve range, flight distance ranges, arc radius curve checks
- User messages indicate which values are problematic in metric and imperial units.

New in DroneBlocks 4.0
- Control your drone with virtual joysticks now included in the app

New in DroneBlocks 3.6
- Tries to load blocks from the cache if your device is offline.

New in DroneBlocks 3.5
- Bug fix for Tello Talent scrolling text and space characters
- Simplify the connection process by setting focus to the SSID field and forcing capitalization

New in DroneBlocks 3.4
- Support for Robomaster TT (aka Tello Talent) LED block coding!

New in DroneBlocks 3.3
- Watch your blocks highlight as Tello executes its mission

New in DroneBlocks 3.0
- Video feed for Tello & Tello EDU
- Camera blocks that include "photo" and "photo interval"

New in DroneBlocks 2.6
- Telemetry for Tello & Tello EDU (Altitude, ToF, Pitch, Roll, Yaw)

New in DroneBlocks 2.5
- Offline storage. Users can access and save missions after logging in, accessing "My Missions", and going offline.

New in DroneBlocks 2.4
- Improved Tello connection process
- Added better handling of Tello network display
- Fixed blank screen issue when switching between DJI and Tello blocks

New in DroneBlocks 2.3
- Tello users can now set the default units to metric

New in DroneBlocks 2.2.1
- DJI SDK 4.10 with improved support for Spark
- Remember Tello blocks selection
- Bug fix for switching back to Tello from DJI blocks

New in DroneBlocks 2.1.0
- Tello EDU support
- Improved command handling
- Abort mission

New in DroneBlocks 2.0.0
- Curve flight block for Tello

New in DroneBlocks 1.2.7
- Bug fix for iPhone X and safe area conflict with menu

New in DroneBlocks 1.2.6
- Spark Support!!!!
- DJI SDK 4.6.1

New in DroneBlocks 1.2.5
- DJI SDK 4.5

New in DroneBlocks 1.2.4
- Improved Tello connection process

New in DroneBlocks 1.2.4
- Fix for navigation mode not open error
- Fix to improve the success of subsequent missions while in the air

New in DroneBlocks 1.2.2
- Tello support: tap on hambuger icon and then tap "Connect to Tello"
- Be sure to follow the Tello connection instructions
- Free programming with Tello course at https://learn.droneblocks.io
- DJI SDK 4.4.0
- Better land block handling
- Don't require map preview for basic blocks like photo, yaw, gimbal

New in DroneBlocks 1.2.1

- Fix for Google logins
- Ability to switch between Google accounts

New in DroneBlocks 1.2.0:

- Users can now execute missions in mid air without needing takeoff and land blocks
- Added speed to fly forward block
- Added speed to yaw block
- New photo interval block to take X number of photos at Y interval
- New record video duration block

DroneBlocks allows users to easily program fun and useful missions using block programming with the DJI Phantom 3, DJI Phantom 4, Mavic Pro and Inspire 1. Users can drag and drop blocks onto the canvas to command their drone to follow a basic flight plan.

Coupled with the DroneBlocks curriculum, educators can teach students about all aspects of STEM. For example, lesson plan #2 is a "Dronie" mission that teaches students about geometry and determining the best angle to tilt the camera for the perfect dronie shot. Other lessons include learning how to use loops, fly in a star pattern, shoot a panorama, and much more.

You can access our curriculum bundle online for free. Just go here and enroll in the course and you'll get access to eight fun programming lessons:


DroneBlocks is currently being used in several classrooms around the country and we're looking forward to see what exciting and interesting missions our users will create!

What’s New

Version 4.1.1

We've made improvements and fixed bugs for a smoother flight.

Ratings and Reviews

3.4 out of 5
55 Ratings

55 Ratings

Peter Boie ,

So much potential but so frustrating to use

This is such a cool idea but it’s so finicky. I have used it to program my Tello and is so cool when it works. When it doesn’t it’s so frustrating. For example if the drone crashes the when you try to launch the mission again(after aborting) it doesn’t do anything some of the times. You can’t save your missions unless you are logged in and connected to the internet! You also can’t change missions without first disconnecting the drone, getting back on WiFi with internet logging in then change your mission, then connect to Tello WiFi again to run that mission. If missions are saved locally we should be able to save and change missions without disconnecting from the drone. I would pay for this upgrade!

Nonow237 ,

Tello camera controls!

This app is great. I use it for my Tello drone. The one thing that I really wish you would add is camera controls. You can control the camera on other drones using this app but when you go to Tello blocks (The only one that works with the Tello drone) there is no camera controls. I cannot program it to record while doing pre-programmed commands. Other than this it’s a good app I just really wish you would add camera controls for Tello.

Adub_NC ,

Disappointment for Middle School Drone Camp

The Tello drone ($99 value) was chosen for the camp at a PRESTIGIOUS university only to be disappointed using this app when introducing coding to program the device. Keep in mind the students are either Level 4 or Level 5, and wish to pursue a career in Engineering. So imagine their disappointment when they discovered major flaws when using the app. First was figuring how to connect it. Once connected, both the camera and the "Land at Home" features become inactive; so, Drone Blocks's Lesson 2: Dronie activity was cancelled. Having limited features quickly bored the students wherein the Facilitators switched to introducing Thinker CAD and 3D printing. The app needs to be updated ASAP!!! 👎🏾👎🏾

Developer Response ,

Hi, sorry to hear about the inconvenience. I'd be happy to help you gain a better understanding of how DroneBlocks works. The iOS version supports Tello, but the curriculum you were reviewing is for DJI Spark, Phantom, and Mavic Pro. Tello cannot pitch the gimbal or return to home because it does not have GPS. So it was likely you were using the DJI blocks and not the Tello blocks for your camp. There is a "Tello Blocks" selection in the DroneBlocks menu. If you'd like to chat about it further feel free to reach out to me directly: db@droneblocks.io. Thanks.

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