Jul.6, 2013

Home-built drones are very popular among hobbyists with backgrounds in electronics and robotics. Jasper van Loenen, an independent designer working in the field of interaction/information, design and art, wanted to make the design simpler so anyone can make their own. Van Loenen has created a custom DIY (Drone It Yourself) v1.0 kit that turns any object into an unmanned aerial vehicle, simply by attaching four motors and a control unit – no technical know-how needed.

The plastic parts for this 'Drone it Yourself' project have been 3D printed in ABS. The control unit contains a receiver, four ESCs, a bluetooth module and an OpenPilot CC3D flight controller. The kit consists of multiple parts that are easy to assemble with basic skills and tools. The drone can be attached to a wide range of different objects -in the video below, van Loenen demonstrates how this DIY 3D printed drone lifts a bicycle wheel, PC keyboard, telephone and book. Pretty impressive!

Both the original files and the printable STL files are available here.



Posted in 3D Printing Applications



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top secret wrote at 7/6/2013 8:53:01 AM:

yeah let me see it turn a toilet into a uav.

3d printer wrote at 7/6/2013 12:58:14 AM:

Cool! Thinking out of the box.

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