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3DRobotics Opens Up IRIS+ Drone for 3D Printing

by • March 14, 2016 • No Comments

Coming off the heels of their Parrot drone contest, MyMiniFactory has now opened up a completely 3D printable drone for free download. The IRIS+, created by 3DRobotics, can be downloaded for 3D printing at home so which, once users purchase the necessary electronics, they can assemble the drone and start flying.

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Whilst 3DR retails drones and accessories may already, this is the company’s initially open source, 3D printable drone. With the #manufacturethedroneyourown campaign, 3DR hopes to encourage technology in the drone space as users embellish parts of the IRIS+ with 3D printing. To fulfill its principals of “guaranteed printable”, the MyMiniFactory team 3D printed the drone to determine the most settings. The outcome saw them 3D printing the IRIS+ in PLA with 10% infill for of sactually hours.

The MMF community has may already begun work on 3D printing accessories for the IRIS+, which include an extended landing gear, a mounting bracket for a 3-axis gimbel, and a FPV camera and transmitter mount. Because the drone is open source, I can just imagine what else they’ll be doing to manufacture the IRIS+ actually advantageous.

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Michael is Editor-In Chief of 3D Printing Industry and the founder of The Reality™ Institute, a service institute dedicated to determining what’s real and what’s not so which you don’t have to. He is a graduate of the MFA Critical Studies & Writing Program at CalArts, and a firm advocate of world peace. Michael already resides in San Pedro with his magical wife, Danielle.


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