RE: “Let’s Build a Drone” Project

It’s a very hot project now. Please kindly share details.

Vas Created on March 7, 2018 in 3D Modeling.
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This is a great project that can be done as a one hour event,  a theme for a class or club project, or as part of a 3D Modeling camp.  Drones are “serious” fun:  they have many applications in industry,  science, and military operations.

Learn how to construct the model on the computer, then export an STL file to a 3D printer and print out the frame for the drone using our design.  Put the drone together with parts that can be ordered online, and you have a real, flying mini-drone.  Explore the world of drones using some of our project ideas in the lesson plans.

Once students have a little more experience with 3D Modeling, they can design their own frames or modify the NCLab prototype.   Engineering design is an important job skill, and it has been integrated into the science standards.

Here are some resources to get you started:

The HOC tutorial:  “Let’s Build a Drone”

Webinar video for instructors

Slide show for local trainings

Lesson plans and solutions

A price list for the parts (these are the parts we used:  you may find others that meet the same specs):


And of course, we aren’t stopping there.  Our next drone will be programmable!  Stay tuned.


Commented on March 8, 2018.
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