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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.


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.


Michael Molitch-Hou

Michael Molitch-Hou

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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