Hey guys, I will show you how to make a DJI Tello clone using Arduino and NRF24l01 radio communication in this post series. Everything will be base on the Arduino. The frame of the drone will be 3D printed and you will be able to find the STL for the drone frame that you can build yourself. However, before trying to make this project yourself, please watch all the posts or videos on youtube about it as there can be changes in the components used in this project and also the frame design. So make sure to watch everything before even attempting to make it urself. 

dji tello frame 3d printed

In this post, I will post the STL file of the frame and list down all the components and also some circuit diagrams. To understand better, at the bottom of this post you will find a youtube video abt this part or you can visit my youtube channel TheFScreations to check out the videos. You can download the STL file of the frame below.


Below you will find the list of components that you need for the projects, and also where you can buy all the components. I have bought the components from several stores but I found that these stores are the best to buy in this critical condition of corona virus. You will be able to get your components fast if you buy from these sellers. So make sure to buy it from these sellers.

1. Arduino RF Nano - BUY HERE

2. Arduino Nano - BUY HERE


4. NRF24L01 normal version- BUY HERE

5. GY- 86 multi-sensor, MPU6050, MS5611, HMC5883L- BUY HERE

6. MPU6050- BUY HERE

7. MS5611 - BUY HERE

8. 8520 Coreless motor x 4 - BUY HERE

9. Mosfet A2SHB- BUY HERE

10. Schottky diode SS14- BUY HERE

11. 10K OHM resistor- BUY HERE

12. 3.7 to 5V boost converter- BUY HERE

13. 3.7v Li-po battery- BUY HERE

14. DJI Tello 3 inch propeller- BUY HERE

15. Prototype PCB- BUY HERE

16. Damper- BUY HERE

Now, first of all, you need to cut the prototype PCB to fit inside the Frame, it should be cut 40mm by 30 mm.

Then you should drill a hole to fit the damper and screw. Use a 3mm drill bit to drill the hole and use an abrasive paper or knife to enlarge the hole.

Then, add all the four dampers in place using a twizzer.

Now add the GY 86 to the board by soldering only the required pin, VCC_IN , GND, SCL and SDA. That's all the pin that you will need for this project.

GY 86 board

So, that's it for this post. We have already prepared the sensor board.

You can find the youtube video at the bottom of this post. Now in the next post, I will show you how to test the NRF24L01 radio communication before even starting to work with the electronics to make sure our NRF24L01 is working fine.

Youtube Video

Thank you guys, Hope you will like this project. Make sure to subscribe to my youtube channel for many more post like this