Drone Mount 3D Replacement

April 3, 2014 | Greg Astill

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I just wanted to showcase exactly why a 3D Printer is great to have around and/or have access to.  From time to time, you might say to yourself, I wish I can replace this or that around the house.

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Finished Project

Well that’s exactly what we used it for this past week.  We have a drone that we’re using for some staff projects and in the process of learning how to fly it, we accidentally clipped a piece and broke it off. 

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Broken Piece

Instead of ordering a part that would cost hundreds of dollars, James along with Derek, our Innovator in Residence started to reconstruct the object using OpenSCAD.

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Screen capture of OpenSCAD during the rebuild.

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Some failed attempts, close but not quite right.

After a few attempts and some trial and error with the numbers, James was able to get an exact replica of what we needed, and one that appears to be a lot stronger than the original.

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Finished item getting mounted.

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Back to 100%.

Start to experiment or come in to some of Derek’s remaining drop-in’s and get that project you want finished off the ground.

Have fun!!
Greg

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