Using a 3D printing pen to make a quadcopter

Via sUASNews, a very cool demo of using a 3D printing pen to rapid prototype (draw!) a quadcopter:

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Comment by Dave Smith on May 20, 2014 at 6:51pm

Hahahahaha! That is just awesome!

Comment by Quadzimodo on May 20, 2014 at 11:26pm

A mate of mine is in purchasing for a leading Australian electronics wholesaler and retailer, who was playing with a test sample of a potential new product.

He was actually building the skeletal frame of a fuselage with integrated tail and seperate main wing using a hand held 3D pen.  He did the whole thing free hand against the grid of a cutting mat.  The quality and strength was really impressive - easily good enough to fly.

Hand held 3D printers really are more useful than you would expect.

Comment by R. D. Starwalt on May 21, 2014 at 4:39am

Different perspectives on this device:

Manufacturing Engineer: An Additive Process method employing a very poor positioning control mechanism with almost no chance of reproducibility or statistical criteria for quality control of parts.

Gadget Geek: OMG I gotta get one of those!

7th Grade Teacher (US): Do you know what kind of 'toy' these kids will make with that thing?

Ecologist/Environmentalist: I can see oceans of discarded items polluting our landfills and waterways -- a tragedy!

Game of Drones Guys: I wonder how it takes a paint ball hit?

Stay at Home Mom: Billie! Stop trying to make a Storm Trooper helmet on the cat!

Cat: If I had opposable thumbs, Billie would be in for a surprise.

-=Doug: I think it is a blend of #6, #7, #8 on THIS list.

Comment by HeliStorm on May 21, 2014 at 11:51am

I wonder if this pen could be used with a simple router pantograph? I have one that I use when I need to make multiples of something in a woodworking project, and can even do 3D routing (to a degree).

Comment by Jack Crossfire on May 21, 2014 at 5:47pm

This really deserves a 3D printed blog post.

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