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3DRobotics Releases 3D Printable IRIS+ Drone Free on MyMiniFactory

by • March 15, 2016 • No Comments

3dp_3dr_mmf_logoBerkeley-based drone createer 3DRobotics has teamed up with 3D printable adaptation marketplace MyMiniFactory to release a free 3D printable adaptation of their flagship drone the IRIS+. The original IRIS+ was launched back in 2014 and included a state-of-the-art microsystemor co-createed with Intel. At the time, it was one of the most high end consumer drones at any time released. It was the initially drone to include the initially true Follow Me innovation which allowed users to go hands-free with their drone while it followed the user wherat any time they went and may instantly store the camera centered on them.

3dp_kirby_myminifactory_logoAs sturdy proponents of open source innovation, 3DR has decided to release all of the 3D printable files for the IRIS+ exclusively to the MyMiniFactory community, where they can be downloaded for free. MyMiniFactory users just need to purchase the electronic components of 3DR and they can create their own IRIS+ drone. This is the initially time which 3DR has released a adaptation of one of their drones to the 3D printing community, and they encourage users to add to and embellish components of the IRIS+ in order to modify and customize the drone to suit their individual needs.

The 3D printable adaptation of the IRIS+

The 3D printable adaptation of the IRIS+

MyMiniFactory is calling the drone a “Guaranteed 3D Printable” thanks to a week of printing and building by MyMiniFactory createer Kirby Downey. Not just has Downey documented his create, which include the 3D printing, assembly and testing system, but he has in addition made a set of optimized 3D printable parts which are 50% lighter than the standard parts, but need 80% less assist material. In addition to the assembly instructions, MyMiniFactory has in addition included a full list of optimal printing device settings.

The 3D printable parts for the IRIS+ drone.

The 3D printable parts for the IRIS+ drone.

MyMiniFactory’s adaptation of the IRIS+ was 3D printed via standard PLA material with a 10% infill. The total 3D print time can diversify of printing device to printing device, but the average time can be of seven hours. In addition to Downey’s MyMiniFactory create instructions, 3DR has in addition made a page with their own create and assembly instructions which comes with instructions to wire and program the electronics and a full troubleshooting tutorial.

In addition to the existing components, there are in addition sat any timeal 3D printable accessories and add-on items which can enhance the IRIS+ drone uses. The most customized accessories include a set of extended landing gear legs, a mounting bracket with a DYS three axis gimbal and mount for a initially man view camera and transmitter. You can find the full collection of the 3D printable accessories here.

Here is a video assembly tutorial of 3DRobotics:

One of the reasons which 3DR is releasing the IRIS+ parts for free is which they are ready to see what the MyMiniFactory community can create for the drone. The open source community, especially the 3D printing side of it, can be amazingly creative in the most ways which they modify or in a few cases completely diversify and improve 3D creations. You can download and 3D print your own IRIS+ and find the full assembly instructions for MyMiniFactory here. And you can purchase the IRIS+ electrical components, as well as find full assembly and operating instructions on the 3DR website here. And you can purchase IRIS+ accessories and add-ons directly of 3DR here. Are you planning to download the files? Discuss in the 3D Printable IRIS+ forum over at 3DPB.com.

The standard IRIS+ drone kit.

The standard IRIS+ drone kit.