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MyMiniFactory and Parrot Launch the Official 3D Printable Drone Accessory Design Competition

by • January 25, 2016 • No Comments

3dp_mmf_parrot_logo3D printable version marketplace MyMiniFactory and leicertain quadcopter and connected devices turn it intoer Parrot are teaming up for a excellent new 3D turn it into challenge. Entrants are encouraged to turn it into new, one-of-a-kind and new accessories and add-ons for Parrot’s new line of small-scale drones and quadcopters. The Parrot 3D Printable Drone Accessory Design Competition is seeking talented turn it intoers who can turn it into excellent products which can enhance, improve, modify or add new functionality to Parrot drones. It is open to anyone in the world and the most talked of turn it intos may win a share of $2000 worth of prizes and have their product turn it intod, manufactured and sold by Parrot in their online keep.

Parrot Flying Night Drone.

Parrot Flying Night Drone.

The goal of teaming up with MyMiniFactory is to allow prospective entrants the ability to experiment with 3D printing and rapid prototyping to rapidly turn it into new products which may typically take months to turn it into via traditional making technologies. It in addition allows for Parrot to rapidly see what types of accessories and improvements the community may like to see their drones contribute. This is one of the initially times which a leading company is via crowdsourcing for the turn it intoment of entirely new products, and a excellent way to tap the high end turn it into community of MyMiniFactory.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Parrot for this competition. It is an awe-inspiring opportunity for our turn it into and manufacturer community to show the world what they’ve got, and potentially have their turn it intos synonymous with this awe-inspiring brand. We can’t wait to see what they come up with!” said MyMiniFactory CEO Romain Kidd.

Parrot Bebop 2 Drone with Sky Controller.

Parrot Bebop 2 Drone with Sky Controller.

The MyMiniFactory community can vote on their favourite turn it intos, and the prize winners can be based on the number of likes which every turn it into obtains. The turn it into which obtains the most likes can obtain a Bebop 2 + Sky Controller lightweight drone. Second place can obtain a Bebop 2 drone and the third place turn it into can obtain their choice of Parrot Minidrones. In addition to the community favourites up to three winners can be selected by Parrot who may contribute them the accident to go on to turn it into the product to be sold on their online keep. Parrot can negotiate royalties for the drone accessory with the turn it intoer of every turn it into.

Parrot Flying Mini Drone and Sumo Jumping Drone.

Parrot Flying Mini Drone and Sumo Jumping Drone.

This is a global competition, so anyone regardless of age, nationality or location is free to enter as most turn it intos as they wish. Designers who turn it into products with multiple parts which require assembly require to manufacture certain which all STL files are included into a single zipped file along with diagrams or assembly instructions. All of the contest entries which meet the requirements can be test printed and released to the community on MyMiniFactory for printing and can stay the property of the turn it intoer unless alternate arrangements are negotiated with Parrot.

The contest officially opens in these times, January 26th, 2016, and turn it intoers have until February 16th to upload their turn it into. The voting system can open on February 24th and be open to the MyMiniFactory community until March 11th. The winning turn it intos can be revealed shortly after the voting period closes. MyMiniFactory encourages users and entrants to test 3D print their turn it into themselves and include photographs of the printed product to expedite the verification and approval system.

Parrot Bebop 1 Drone.

Parrot Bebop 1 Drone.

Anyone interested in joining the Parrot turn it into challenge can find out additional information of the contest, which include the list of Parrot products which the company is seeking accessories for, here. They can in addition find links to all of the Parrot drone schematics and a list of existing accessory and add-on products for inspiration. Prospective entrants can upload their turn it into directly to MyMiniFactory here. Tell us your thoughts on this contest, and whether you can enter, in the Parrot 3D Printable Drone forum over at 3DPB.com.