May 12, 2012

Diego Porqueras of Pasadena, CA, USA wants to show us how cool the 3D printing is. It comes from an idea in the middle of the night - Using the Bukobot, which is currently on Kickstarter, he 3D printed a hand glider that flies! It was actually an experiment with thin layers - an one piece fly with very thin layer printed on 8×8 platform and didn't require motors. This Bukobot Fly was designed on the free 3D design app OpenSCAD and printed in PLA. It has a 9? wingspan and 0.4mm thick wings to make it light but strong. Porqueras recommended to set the layer height to about 0.1mm with a very flat platform and platform needs to be at least 7x7 inches to print at 100% size.

If you are going to be making such a one you can find the files and instructions you need on thingiverse and instructables.

The Bukobot 3D printer is crowdfunding on Kickstarter and Porqueras has up to now already raised US$44,477 that is 105% funded of his target US$42,000. Thanks F.Geeraert for the tip!

 

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