Piccolissimo: University of Pennsylvania Uses 3D Printing to Create Smallest Self-Flying Vehicle

ModLab, the modular robotics laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania, recently revealed the world’s smallest self-flying vehicle called Piccolissimo which relies on 3D printed custom frames for extra speed and…

Instructables’ and Shapeways’ New Drone Contest is Giving Away iPads, GoPros and Bionic Birds. Oh My.

Online educational maker project repository Instructables is teaming up with 3D printing service provider Shapeways for yet another design contest. This time around Instructables users are being asked to create…

UK Defense Firm BAE Systems Wants to “Grow” Drones in Vats with Chemical 3D Printing

While 3D printing could eventually cut down on the time it takes to manufacture products, it still requires months if not years to develop them from concept to final end-use…

3D Printed Arrow Drone: An Entry Level Racing Drone That the Pros Will Love, Too

There are several universal philosophies that most of humanity seems to agree upon. Those philosophies span generational and cultural divides: love thy neighbor, don’t be a jerk, and if it…

BBC Reporter Breaks “World’s Safest Drone” Prototype at CES 2016; 3D Printing Comes to the Rescue

It wasn’t the best of moments for BBC reporter Jen Copestake. On the scene at CES 2016, Copestake was reporting on the Fleye, an innovative drone that has been introduced by…

Beijing’s Aerial Robotics Competition: India’s Students Win Best Sheepherder Award with 3D Printed Drone

International competitions like the Aerial Robotics Competition, held recently in Beijing, are a perfect example of how contests among students are not only incredibly motivating and exciting, but are also…

Sculpteo’s 3D Printing Services Help Startup Blue Robotics Reinvent the Submarine Drone

There’s a robotics company we should keep our eyes on called Blue Robotics. Why? The company is making waves in an under-represented sector of the 3D printed drone market: submarine…

MyMiniFactory & Extreme Fliers Announce 3D Printed Micro Drone Competition

MyMiniFactory and Extreme Fliers are sponsoring a new 3D design competition as part of the Extreme Fliers Indiegogo campaign for the Micro Drone 3.0. The companies say the contest is all about…

Turn Your Micro Drone into a Buzzing Wasp with this 3D Printed Case

Lately it seems that you can’t go a day without seeing or reading about new 3D printed RC drones, quadcopters or upgraded parts coming out. If ever there was a…

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