Over the years DJI has grown from humble beginnings to a global brand that supplies various commercial and consumer technologies. The Chinese made a name for itself with their expansive catalog of drones. Moreover, it is also a big name in the imaging and videography industry with a big selection of gadgets and accessories. Relying on its extensive experience with remote-controlled devices, it branching out with something new and different. The DJI RoboMaster S1 might look like a toy on the outside, but there’s more than meets the eye.

Please excuse our silly reference to a certain transforming robot franchise, but this exciting RC toy is packing next-level technology. Its purpose is not only for fun and games because it is a platform that encourages users to learn how to program. The RoboMaster S1 is compatible with Scratch or Python, so veteran coders can quickly unlock its potential. Nevertheless, this educational robot is a great way to introduce consumers to basic coding. Meanwhile, its modular nature means that possibilities are near limitless.

Now that we’re done with the overview of what the DJI RoboMaster S1 is for, it’s time to get to the fun part. As you can see, it takes the form of a futuristic tank. This means that it is capable of shooting projectiles at targets. The blaster fires non-toxic gel beads that are reportedly safe, but eye-protection should be during play. An alternative is to use the infrared mode, which makes battles even more exciting. Finally, the omnidirectional Mecanum wheels give it exceptional maneuverability.

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