CoDrone FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

The CoDrone is 133mm by 133mm, which is approximately 5.25 square inches.

The CoDrone is programmable with the Arduino IDE which uses C/C++.  We also use a custom CoDrone coding library to simplify the coding for educational purposes. 

Yes and yes.  The CoDrone is a completely module device and currently has a First Person View camera attachment and Drive Kit Wheel attachments.  More addons will be developed in the future.  

No.  The CoDrone was designed exclusively for indoor use.  The CoDrone is extremely light, and will be heavily affected by light breezes.  There are also visual sensors on the CoDrone that may not function properly in bright sunlight.

The CoDrone can be remotely operated using the Petrone app on various tablets . However the Petrone app can not program the CoDrone Pro or Lite. The app is not Snap! or Arduino compatible.

The CoDrone can be updated using the Petrone app

  1. Go into the Petrone Application, pair with the CoDrone, then click on find “My Info”.
  2. Click on Check.
  3. Before hitting update make sure the CoDrone battery is fully charged as well as the mobile device. Then hit update, if for any reason it fails, just hit update again.Once done, exit the application and check the firmware version.

The CoDrone Pro can use Snap! you only need the bluetooth module, a micro USB cable and a CoDrone to use Snap!.

 FAQ document written by Arnold


Yes! The CoDrone was developed specifically as a teaching tool for encouraging students to program.  The simplified CoDrone library along with the internal stability and durability of the CoDrone make it the ideal classroom instrument.

Very safe.  The CoDrone comes with easily replaceable and extremely durable propeller guards.  It also weighs less than 40 grams (including the guards), ensuring that the motors and propellers require a minimal amount of power to function and hurt much less when touched.  The CoDrone might sting a bit, but it is perfectly safe for use around children.  

As a programming teaching tool, the CoDrone is virtually limitless.  Beginners can learn the basics of variables, control statements, and automation.  Advanced users can learn feedback control and how to write their own programming libraries.  Even professionals can tap into the CoDrone’s internal functions to develop new and exciting  features for the community. 

For large orders of CoDrones, please contact us directly at  Please include the subject line “CoDrone Instructor’s Order”