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3D Printable Micro Drone

by TommyJohny, published

3D Printable Micro Drone by TommyJohny Dec 30, 2015
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Summary

Have A High School Engineering class 3D print and design their own Micro Drones. Students will have to test different body parts to find out what helps their drone fly best. They can then battle and race them. This is a great way to excite students into 3D printing.

A Project No Student would Ever Forget!

Total Build Cost 37$Drone + $0.05 Plastic
Took apart a hubsan and 3d printed an even lighter/smaller body. its fully customizable in that you can replace prop guards, landing feet, and add extra protection for battling other drones
The Electrical Parts are all taken from the hubsan drone presented in the video below

Print Settings

Printer:

PowerSpec

Rafts:

No

Supports:

No

Resolution:

0.3 mm

Infill:

30%


Notes:

You might want to slow down the first layer by another 50% on all parts if your bed is not that adhesive. For shells/walls make them 1 thick.

Post-Printing

Flight Demonstration

How I Designed This

Hubsan take down

Buy or grab a Hubsan H107 and sodder off the led lights and motors. remove the motors by using a wrench with little force making sure not to damage the motors. remove the two screes connecting the main circuit board to the hubsan body. now 3D print or buy the kit(http://ThomasJohnMcLaughlin.com). now atach the motors as it appears in the photos, and sodder their wires to the correct locations on the circuit board. There are two different motors on this drone both of witch spin in opposite directions so make sure to look at how its wired in the pictures. once all the motors wire's are soddered to the main board, screw the main board onto the mainframe using the same screws that held it in plase on the origional hubsan body. put the propellers in the right locations on the drone. the propellers have a letter on them near the center labeled either A or B so knowing that
FRONT OF DRONE TOP VIEW\
B A
A B
the color of the props NEVER corrispond with their location> KNOW THAT.
or you can switch around the propellers untill it flys

Configurations

Config 1:

This Drone Requires Parts:

  • A-Smart Drone Body x1(print 1)
  • B-Smart Drone Guards x4(print 4);
    this design is the sturdiest in that the guards wont move or rotate on impact and the motors are held more in place.This drone does not require any screws for the main board snaps into place.

Config 2:

This is the Original Drone
Parts for printing:

  • toes x4
  • mainframe x1
  • topframe x1
  • propguards x4
    This design is not as sturdy as config 1. its motors tend to slide out of place on impact and its propeller guards are hard to attach and they rotate out of position on impact.

Config 3:

This is the Citadel Micro
Its Stronger and Heavier But May not fly as fast as the others.
Print:

  • Citadel Frame x1
  • Citadel Guard x4

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Hi, could someone help me?

I'm wnder about the size of the drone.

The Main Frame is only 70mm?

Do i need to change the size?

Hi mate, this looks like an excellent chassis! Would you ever consider adding an FPV camera mount on top? I could simply print a separate mount and then glue it on top, but just wondering if you'd considered it.

Would this work the the H107C? Could I just glue the camera on or something? The difference between c and d is the camera

what is the name of the drone when you bought the drone?

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