Nice work on the concept here, from a French design student. 

Early sketches:

(Via Core77)

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Comment by Dez Socks on July 13, 2012 at 4:45pm

That is an absolutely brilliant idea.Would benefit best from a swarm and some kind of low power.Fish may get caught in it.

The amount of plastic that ends up in our waterways and eventually the Ocean is shameful to say the least.A scientific study carried out in the pacific dragged a 1 meter x 1 meter for a few kilometers and managed to pick up many types of plastic.Gets caught up in jellyfish and fish consume it.

Comment by Aaron Buckner on July 13, 2012 at 4:55pm

In the pacific there is a huge "trash sink" where currents meet and grabage tends to congregate I remember reading something about an expedition that is headed out to chart it and do more research that left Hawaii recently if I remember correctly

Comment by Peter Fonseca on July 13, 2012 at 10:28pm

I just purchased a hexa 3dr and I can't find instructions to build it...this is my first time and the people I called where to stupid or to new to know where the instructions are...can I get my money back if I ship this back to them..Its been about 4 days?..whats the use of getting something you can't build or fly or get support for....does this happen all the time..I hear that these guys are based in South California...are they wet backs or chinks..I have a wet back and I can tell you that if somebody called me for help I would find a way to get that help to the person that is asking for it...oh but there is money involved ...oooops

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Comment by Chris Anderson on July 13, 2012 at 10:32pm

Peter: the instructions are all in the same product listing you ordered from:

Power Distribution Board assembly instructions in PDF format are here
Frame assembly instructions are available here. 

Comment by james sowell on July 14, 2012 at 12:10am

I whould suggest u send it back and you not come back have a nice day ;)

Comment by Sgt Ric on July 14, 2012 at 12:43am
@Peter Fonseca, you may not have noticed this is a DIY site for people who enjoy tinkering and experimenting with new ideas and tech... It is NOT Walmart.
Several people have replied to your trash talk with straightforward links and suggestions.
Comment by Gerry Lichter on July 14, 2012 at 12:51am


Racial slurs have never been a good way to make friends in any of the professional environments I've worked in.

Comment by Peter Fonseca on July 14, 2012 at 6:54am

I would like to say sorry to all who were offended by the comments I made while drinking...but I won't...I stand by what came out of my sorry ass while drinking last night....Man so many techs with out a clue about the crap they are funny...after reading things like "not a good way to make friends within a pressional enviroment ...what makes you think I want to make friends. I consider this a product and service I paid for and all I want is a little help...but that seems to be something that can happen


Comment by Sgt Ric on July 14, 2012 at 8:42am
Personally, I am not a "tech", nor am I affiliated in any way with 3DR... But I am offended by your comments and attitude.
You have been given several links to the info you asked for, and still sound petulent.

You seem to not understand the basis for this site DIYDrones, and that of 3DR store.

dIYDrones began as evolved as an experimentors' site sharing info among those interested in learning and building new technologies involving UAVs.
Soon several members decided to pool resources and order parts and IC boards for the DIY community. Eventually as their abilities grew they became 3DRobotics.
Any software and the wiki containiing help files and suggestions were posted by volunteer members of DIYDrones.
You purchased parts from 3DR and have been pointed towards the wiki and pdf files which are meant to help the assembly of these parts. Links which were there to read on the same page as the items you clicked for your purchase.
Where did you ever see any mention of ready-to-fly?, since you ordered an un-assembeled kit, and more importantly, WHAT IS YOUR PROBLEM?
Comment by Raversspesh on July 14, 2012 at 5:45pm

Many people come to this site without any previous experience with copters, even RC in general, all they have is the curiosity and will to learn more about the subject. These people seem to find their way pretty quickly and many end up with a flying copter eventually, usually without having insulted and/or blamed other hobbyists in the process. If everyone else can do it, so can you! Just check out the URLs that were linked earlier and using some common sense wouldn't hurt either. And the people trying to help you out are ordinary un-paid hobbyists and volunteers that want you to succeed.

Good luck!


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