3D Printed Drones

With my interest in creating unmanned aerial vehicles for emergency response and disaster management operations, I began to think about how we could design more efficient drones that were low cost, scalable, and open source. With the support of the Movement Lab at New York University along with the help of computer scientist Michael Mathieu, we were able to prototype a 3D printed modular drone.

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The modular design allows the drone to be reconfigured in order to not be limited to just one mission like most drones that are commercially available. Different modules containing various sensors, cameras, and other technological tools could easily be attached and detached.