Drone Development

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For Summer 2016, we started printing a racing drone and are getting an introduction to  the sport.  We printed it using our CubePro.  While we wait for more components to arrive, we started a try-copter (red).

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this design was found on Thingiverse.com

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3d printed try-copter parts (blades were purchased)

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close-up of 3d printed tri-copter chassis part

 

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latest version of our original drone build

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3d printed spare arms

 

During the summer of 2015, we created our first quadcopter to use for demonstrations.  We brought it to  the 2015 National Maker Faire where we got some great advice and ideas for improving on our original design!  Nothing like a great summer project!

Here are some photos and a video of our original project:

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The initial sketch of the quadcopter arm/wing

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Comparing the CAD part to the actual printed parts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

quad-parts quad-build

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quad-fin

Done

 

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Newest chassis version next to our original chassis