Thirty Days (#22): Instructables Drone Contest

Our friends at Instructables have announced a contest looking for the best step-by-step Instructable for building a project involving airborne autonomous and radio controlled vehicles!

You can find all the details here:

I can't imagine a more perfect group of participants than the DIY Drone community. There are a lot of sweet prizes to be won. You have until July 8, 2013.

Let's represent!

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Comment by Joshua Johnson on May 31, 2013 at 9:44pm

Awesome I'm definitely submitting an entry!!! I <3 Prizes :)

Comment by Roberto Bonfim on June 1, 2013 at 4:59am

Informations at small letters: 

Contest is open to entries from US, Canada [excluding Quebec], UK, China, Belgium, the Netherlands, Australia, Colombia, Germany, Switzerland, Norway, India, New Zealand, and Denmark. The Contest begins at 12:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (PT), May 13, 2013. Contest closes for entries at 11:59pm PT, July 8, 2013.

It would be nice if everyone could participate. Good initiative!

That is my new project!

Comment by Brian Stott on June 1, 2013 at 4:56pm

@Roberto Fonseca --- Wow! That would really be something. Remember to sit under glass is very hot so a mirrored reflective scalloped area above the pilots head and to shade him slightly. But, of course gradient darkened canopy areas are tech too.

Very nice! Is it flying? Are the props counter rotating? What other features?

Comment by Roberto Bonfim on June 2, 2013 at 6:28am

@Brian Stott - I have been working with this project in few weekends. I had tested all electronics equipments and everything is working fine. Yes, the propellers are contra-rotating. This drone is going to use a APM 2.5 with all inclusive (GPS, OSD, Power Module, 3DR Radio 433MHz). Thanks for the advising, I´ll protect the pilot from the sunlight with a sun protection membrane.

I´ll do a post from this project here in DIY.

Comment by R. D. Starwalt on July 7, 2013 at 5:03pm

Oh goodie...Instructables went down while I was editing my entry...



Comment by R. D. Starwalt on July 9, 2013 at 3:43pm

...and as of today, my entry was not listed in the contest though previously was pending moderator approval. At least the courtesy of a explanation would be nice. Grrrrrrrr.


Comment by R. D. Starwalt on July 10, 2013 at 6:43pm

Oh goodies...10 more entries were added to the contest today and mine was included. There is nifty copter with 3d printed parts. (My current big CNC build is supposed to support a 3D head)

Hurray for more entries! I am happy to be included.


Comment by Andreas on July 16, 2013 at 10:39am

All I got was this lousy t-shirt!

Really hoped for an additional APM, snif....

Congrats to the grand prize winner (3D printed modular drone kit).!


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