Talk about making a small drone “Tiny Whoop” frame with a 3D printer (Part 1)
Nice to meet you IT engineer in Nagoya, Hiraiwa.
I am Hiraiwa.
I am a freelance IT engineer in Nagoya.
Last year, I suddenly thought that “programming with drone seems interesting!”, I bought Parrot’s Bebop 2 on that day.
However, when you try to fly, where can you fly? If so, what are the criteria? I do not understand anything at all.
I was at a loss and for the moment I was looking for information necessary for programming without flying a drone where I learned about walking in the air and looked at the cafe meeting hosted by Yoshitake.
Yoshitake introduced the small drone called Tiny whoop.
While we are about 8 cm square body, we can fly around in the interior lightly, take extra qualification as a bonus, and if you only apply, you can enjoy FPV from the drone (first person perspective) too!
『Here is how Tiny whoop flying.』
In Drone, although I was interested in programming, I was captivated by Tiny whoop ‘s ease of use and speed.
『I made a Tiny whoop.』
A few days later, when the parts arrived, when I was about to assemble it, my hands stopped at the end.
Even though the battery I got does not get on the frame (Figure 1).
As I possessed a thermal printer 3D printer, it quickly became clear that this frame was output with a 3D printer.
『”Okay then I do not have to do it myself.”』
I thought so, there was Ate.
Try making a Tiny whoop with a 3D printer!
It is Thingiverse (Figure 2).
In this site, many volumes of data for 3D printers created voluntarily by volunteers all over the world are released.
Search as “Tiny whoop” in the search text, as expected.
It came out (Figure 3). Data for Tiny whoop related 3D printers.
Of course, in case of including Tiny whoop, data on camera mount for FPV is misunderstood, frame data is also available.
For now, let’s select a wonderful frame and download the data for printing.
Hmm? is this…
Surely the distributor also downloads data from this Thingiverse, outputs it, and sells it.
Furthermore, I search for frame data on Thingiverse, but I can not find a frame that can carry the battery or mainboard I got.
A small hour to investigate. I have reached a certain conclusion.
“It’s time to create your own frames with 3D printers!”
I made up my mind and launched CAD software.