If you have a 3D printer and want to build and fly your own drone for less than 100 $ (+60$ for radio transmitter), well print this thing!
Here's a video of our drone flying : https://youtu.be/_6sJGYEiRxY
Hardware/electronics to buy :
You can buy pretty much the parts from any brand, but as an example, here is what we bought:
If those parts aren't available in your country, check this website : http://rebrand.ly/Parts
Now that you have all the parts, it's time to assemble the drone!
Here are a few links to help you with that part :
Yeah, you did it!
Now find an open place without wind, and if it's sunny, FLY YOUR DRONE!
Designing this drone was part of an educational project, scroll down for more details.
Overview and Background
Why did we design this?
We needed to find a subject for our science project and all of the members of our group choose to design, build and fly our own drone as we were all a fan of this concept. So that's what we did!
A behind the scenes view on designing the drone...
Lesson Plan and Activity
For over 4 months, each week we had two hours to work on this project and we proceeded as under :
- Designed the drone (about 3 x 2 hours)
- Search + find the parts needed & order them (about 2 x 2 hours)
- Re-designed the drone to adapt it to the parts we bought (about 2 x 2 hours)
- 3D printed the drone (over night)
- Assembled the drone (about 2 x 2 hours)
- FLY THE DRONE!
Check "Post-Printing" Tab for the full list
About 10 hours