CoDrone Competition: SPY MISSION

Welcome to our very first CoDrone competition. Your mission, should you choose to accept, will be to use your engineering, creativity, and technique to solve spy-themed drone challenges. Good luck, pilot!

WHERE: San Diego Air & Space Museum

WHEN: 10 am – 2 pm, February 3, 2018

WHO: 3 – 12th grade

COST: $20/team



We’ve moved lessons to our Basecamp platform:

We’ve moved our lessons over to our newly launched Basecamp platform! We’ve been working hard to make our lessons more fun and easier to follow, especially for people new to robotics and coding.  You’ll also be able to create an account, track your progress, and contribute your own lessons with the platform.  Give it a whirl, as you prep for the competition!


Welcome, Pilot

The Robolink CoDrone competition series is designed for students in 3rd to 12th grade. Although all competitions in the foreseeable future will take place in San Diego, students from all locations are invited to compete. Although the theme of each competition is different and challenges will change, all of the competitions are designed to test each competitor’s coding competency, creativity, and problem solving skills. It is Robolink’s hope that this competition sparks students’ interest in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) industry and cultivates the next generation of makers, builders, inventors, and innovators.


1 – 5 students can compete as a team.  Grades and ages can vary.  Make sure to come up with a cool team name! Feel free to get creative, with team cheers, team uniforms, and team theme songs. The crazier, the better!


Registration will take place on EventBrite and costs $20 per team (not per competitor!). All teams must register by Thursday, February 1 at 11:30 PM and will be served on a first come, first serve basis. If a team is not registered, they are not eligible to compete. The event organizer can decide the maximum number of entries at any time.

The Challenges

Morse Code

Basic part of being a spy: using a code. You and your team will need to use your CoDrone’s LEDs to send Morse code to HQ. You will receive a card with a letter on it, and you need to program your CoDrone’s LEDs to flash that letter once your CoDrone lands at the end of the obstacle course. You will use the same letter for all of your competition slots!

Hoops Obstacle Course

In this challenge, PVC hoops that are the same size and height will be placed on the outer edges of the competition area. Teams will need to navigate through the hoops for points, and will also gain points for each lap they complete.

Laser Obstacle Course

No spy mission is complete without the lasers you need to get through! Our lasers will actually be LEDs criss-crossed across PVC pipe frames. Teams will need to navigate through the lasers for points.

Do you have what it takes to be a CoDrone Master Pilot?