Latest pictures from the 3D Robotics Tijuana factory

Back in June 2013, I shared some pictures from the then-new 3D Robotics Tijuana factory.  Here's another batch, showing the growth and progress there. It's buzzing and packed!

Four pick-and-place machines running all the time: 

Visual inspection of boards after they come out of the reflow ovens

Part of the customer service call center

Firmware loading and diagnostics

IRISs waiting for testing

Pallets of IRISs waiting to be shipped to distributors

The outdoor test facility. Every vehicle is flight tested before leaving the factory

Here's about half of the flight testing that each IRIS goes through. This part tests GPS and Loiter modes.

The ionized water washing machine, used to clean PCBs after manufacturing:

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Comment by Ravi on January 25, 2015 at 6:44pm

Chris, I am very impressed to see the pics of your facility. I am member of diy community right form it's inception. I saw you invent and grow. The real American dream come true. keep it up!

Comment by Baja Brucie on January 25, 2015 at 11:10pm


All of us here in Baja California are proud of you and the 3DR staff.

We've put  little Mexican flags on our vehicles!


Timothy (in Ensenada)

Comment by Charlie on January 25, 2015 at 11:24pm

Beautiful facility. I can only imagine how the DJI phantom facility looks like!

Comment by sid on January 25, 2015 at 11:46pm

This is remarkable Chris. Congratulations.

Comment by Jethro Hazelhurst on January 26, 2015 at 2:07am

My mind is blown at how wonderfully professional 3DR is, and how fast you are growing. Every talk given by Chris is an absolute treat. I would love to see more pictures!

I am sure you have some amazing innovations in the pipeline... thanks so much for sharing!

Comment by benbojangles on January 26, 2015 at 2:24am

Gosh. That's a cool factory. I hand build a couple of drones per month and sell them here in the UK, and it's nice to see that my process has similar stages. It's more complex than people think.

Comment by titeuf007 on January 26, 2015 at 6:32am

great to see this compagny grow up!

Comment by Felix Meissner on January 26, 2015 at 6:36am

very nice!

Comment by Quadzimodo on January 26, 2015 at 8:17am


Comment by Todd Hill on January 26, 2015 at 10:53am

Awesome to see what you and Jordi have built Chris.  A true success story.

 Forget the monetary gains, I am envious of your tooling and manufacturing capabilities.  The things I would make if I had access to your equipment for a week:-)

Congrats! You guys deserve it!


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