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“Roswell Replica” Wooden Quadcopter

Tattoo artist and hobbyist woodworker Greg “Grease” Lehman built an alien-inspired wooden quadrotor based on the original foam-and-paper Roswell Quadrocopter. CNC-cut and -milled from ash, oak, walnut, and padauk, it looks heavy but it flies. Grab EPS files for cutting here.


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“Crossfire”: 3D-Printed FPV Quadcopter

Mike Bristol is an air ambulance/bush pilot in Alaska who likes drones, FPV “video piloting,” and jumping out of planes. He built the most popular 3D-printed multirotor shared on Thingiverse (thingiverse.com/thing:32281) — and don’t miss his aerial video of BASE jumping off towers!


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Laser-Cut MultiWii Quadcopter

Australian surfer and programmer Dylan Fogarty-MacDonald designed and built a hackable, easy-to-repair quadcopter from laser-cut plywood parts. No additional power tools are needed. Assembling it yourself brings the frame cost down to about $50 (not including motors and electronics). Get the DXF files and full instructions here.


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Acrylic and Wood CNCed Hexacopter

Designer/fabber Jens Dyvik machined the entire structure of his hexacopter, including the propellers, which he CNCed out of lightweight wood. The body was laser-cut from acrylic, and then formed on an acrylic bender. There’s a second version in the works with wooden arms. Get the 2D and 3D design files from DyvikDesign here.

Anna Kaziunas France

Anna Kaziunas France is the Digital Fabrication Editor of Maker Media. She runs the digital fabrication hardware testing for Make:. If you’re a digital fabrication hardware vendor who would like to submit a tool for review (3D printer, CNC, laser cutter, etc.), contact Anna directly at: anna [@] makermedia [dot] com.

She’s also the Dean of Students for the Global Fab Academy program, the co-author of Getting Started with MakerBot, compiled the Make: 3D Printing book and ran the 2014 3D Printer Shootout.

Find her on her personal site, Twitter, , and Facebook.


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