After some successful tests of my QuadroCopter I decided to make a step forward. The goal is to make a smaller UAV which would be able to fly around a house. Carried by this vision I designed a CAD model of the mini QuadroCopter.
Some time ago I have written about my RepRap clogging problem. When I have switched to PLA I had some problems with extruder jams. It was solved by switching to different extruder and adding a fan for active cooling.
Some time ago I have decided to switch from the ABS filament to the PLA filament. This is how it starts 🙂 …
Below you can see 3D printed components for my quadrocopter:
There was a need to create a new landing gear for QuadroCopter which would be lightweight and flexible in a way. With help came the FreeCAD. It is an open source CAD software which can be successfully used when designing 3D parts. Below in a figure on the left is a 3D model and on the right is the printed part. The part was printed using RepRap 3D printer.
I would like to share with you my experience during building 3D printer RepRap.
At the very beginning I would like to show a short movie which show how the printer works. It is printing some replacement parts which in the future will replace the old ones.