Super proud of my little girl for making it through the tough auditions and getting into the cast. But it did mean that we had to move cities for 7 weeks. No mean feat and expensive. One of the causalities of this was the T-Bucket project, it had to be liquidated so we could afford for the family to move cities.
However there was some spare $$ left over and I invested in a second hand 3D printer. It can not do huge prints 110mm x 110mm x 110mm but I thought that will be plenty big enough to make multi rotor parts.
So over the last couple of months I have been learning to design and print parts. the printer is an !UP Mini shown below.
It has really enabled me to make some pretty cool parts for my multi-rotors. Over the next couple of days I hope to add a few entries on the main things I have been printing.
A great resource for cool stuff to print is http://www.thingiverse.com/
It has some great multi-rotor objects to download and print.
As for software I am not a CAD user, and didn't want to spend a lot of time learning a program to just do some very basic shapes / designs to print. After a fair bit of research I decided to use Tinkercad
Its basic and you have to be creative sometimes to get the shape / object you want, but works well for me and the simple designs I make.
So what have I designed and printed:
- OPQ Quad Frame arm protectors
- Gimbal control case
- Gimbal for a gopro Hero Black
- Universal anti-vibration mounting system for all my multi-rotors (Flip FPV, F450, Titan Tricopter)
- Titan battery protector and leg combo
- Ublox GPS holder
There is alot of other stuff, that is jus the multi-rotor bits.
Look for the details on some of these coming soon.