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Tello EDU Carrying a Raspberry Pi?

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Hi all,

I am trying to have my Tello EDU carry a Raspberry Pi 3B+ with a portable battery as payload. According to my calculations, the payload weight is approximately 150 grams. Is this even possible? Is there any accessory that can help me achieve this?

If not, what other drones can I purchase that satisfies my below requirement:
  1. Ability to automatically join an access point (Tello EDU has AP command)
  2. Programmable - Similar to how Tello EDU has a UDP API
  3. Ability to lift a Raspberry Pi 3B+ as payload
  4. Less than $2000

Any pointers or help would be highly appreciated.
 
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Hi all,

I am trying to have my Tello EDU carry a Raspberry Pi 3B+ with a portable battery as payload. According to my calculations, the payload weight is approximately 150 grams. Is this even possible? Is there any accessory that can help me achieve this?
I'm also very interested in trying to enhance the EDU with some more autonomy, but that's probably going to be a bit of a stretch... 30-40 grams are probably the upper limit of what a Tello can lift. There are a couple of similar project. @Customerx did a build here What's this then GPS? using a Raspberry Pi Zero W, which is very impressive. There are a couple of other guys in there with some builds too. Myself will attempt something similar with a TelloEDU + an Onion Omega2+ ( Autonomous Tello - Strapping a computer+GPS to a Tello? )

Whatever path you go down, I'm very interested. There are a number of development boards that could do the job, but the weight will be your enemy. I would probably suggest to begin with scrapping the battery and hook into the tello's battery to save some weight right there! Good luck and let us know how you go!

Also, let us know if you find any other suitable drones for API programming!

Fly Safe - NoDecaf
 
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