Since you took your kid's lunch box. Where do they take their lunch to school now?And now the other extreme: small case for hiking, light travels, and whenever things might get rough...
A kid's lunch box and some reused packaging foam. Took 5 minutes and was free.
Securely holds tello, props, spare props, 2 batteries, a small bluetooth controller (or another battery), charge cable. I could add some foam inserts to hold 2 more batteries but i don't need more when travelling.
Mounting the props is quicker than tello's wifi startup so not an issue. Removing takes 5sec.
The lunchbox is extremely sturdy. To improve one could use o e of these waterproof otter or pelican cases but i could not find one locally that would fit.
I also have 3 commercial cases but they all have their problems. None can withstand severe abuse, and most don't securely hold the batteries in place. Shake them a bit and the batteries work loose.
That resulted in one broken motor and a damaged battery for me: the battery worked loose, ended on top of the motor and got punctured when the case was squeezed, bending the shaft at the same time.
Hi @umanbeanThe first case I bought was this one, from Amazon:
Amazon.com: Anbee Tello Carrying Case Portable Shoulder Bag for DJI Tello / Tello EDU Drone and Gamesir T1D Gamepad Remote Controller: Toys & Games
The batteries stay in the slots and everything else fits well. The only thing I didn't like was no room for a power brick.
So I made this one from an aluminum attache case I already had:
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It carries everything and then some.
In the left rear slot are two power bricks, each with 4x 18650 Li-on batts., salvaged from old laptop power packs.
Since that photo was taken I've bought a Smatree DT30 charger, which fits perfectly in the left front slot...
It's not as neat and well done as the OPs, but I like it
For keeping the Tello cool while it's powered on but not flying. If Tello sits on the table too long it overheats and turns itself off. The fan runs off of one of the USB power packs, positioned on the table blowing on the TelloCan I ask you what’s that white fan for???
I would've thought keeping flies away from the beer while droning. Kidding again. Don't drink and drone.