DJI’s new product leaks hours ahead of official announcement and it’s a DIY robot warrior

Jun 11, 2019

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

DJI’s new product leaks hours ahead of official announcement and it’s a DIY robot warrior

Jun 11, 2019

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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It appears that DJI’s newest toy isn’t a drone at all, but a battle robot kit you build yourself. Ok, so you don’t have to go sign up for Robot Wars with this thing, and you can probably configure it a bunch of different ways. But apparently it’s called the DJI Robomaster S1 and it’ll cost $499.

The news comes via DroningON after being leaked by VentureBeat and PocketNow when their pre-prepared announcement articles went live a little early. They say that both blogs pulled their articles offline almost immediately, but not before screenshots were made and images downloaded.

The Robomaster S1 is most likely aimed at education, to get kids interested in robotics and electronics. But it also has some potential for more serious uses, too. Remote controlled vehicles with cameras attached have been used for documentary filmmaking for a while now, and this could potentially be a relatively inexpensive option for that sort of thing.

It also features a bunch of sensors offering line follow, vision marker recognition, follow mode, clap recognition, gesture recognition and S1 recognition, and more advanced users will have the ability to create their own code in Scratch 3.0 or Python, too.

The Robomaster S1 is expected to be officially announced now in around 6 hours. But it looks like the Robomaster S1 will become available immediately following the announcement for $499.

[via DroningON / Drone Reviews and News]

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John Aldred

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John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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2 responses to “DJI’s new product leaks hours ahead of official announcement and it’s a DIY robot warrior”

  1. Mangap Avatar
    Mangap

    Hopefully dji prepare it so we can add more thing to this to make it better. Beside custom programming

    1. ext237 Avatar
      ext237

      That’s where JB Weld, superglue and pop rivets come into play.