The aim of this project is to demonstrate that ordinary things can fly. All (or almost all) can fly!

To demonstrate this, I selected objects that can be found in any desktop.

What's most ordinary than a pencil and an eraser? Can a pencil fly?

Yeah! Let's prove it!

Take the things and the tools. Here we go!


The reference of commercial components are:

- H107-A03 Main Motor Set (6.31$) http://goo.gl/WBp4lo

- H107-A43 Circuit Board (17.68$) http://goo.gl/JSvwxC

- H107-A35 Main Blades (2.99$) http://goo.gl/ttTX6L

- H107-A24 Battery (2.79$) http://goo.gl/ttTX6L

- H107-A06 USB Charger (1.95$) http://goo.gl/ttTX6L

- H107-16 Transmitter (16.71$) http://goo.gl/ttTX6L

Are cheaper. You can find it in online stores.


Step 1: Cut the Materials

Cut the pencil, the plastic card and the eraser.

Step 2: Motors Support

Drill the eraser pieces, to create the motors supports.

Step 3: Assembly Motors

Assembly the motors in the eraser pieces.

Step 4: Relax Time

Sorry, but I need a relax time.

Step 5: Electronics

Weld the motor wires to the electronic board.

Step 6: Arms Assembly

Assembly the pencil parts (the arms) to the eraser pieces.

Step 7: Body Assembly

Cut the plastic card, and glue it to the pencil arms.

Step 8: Fix Electronics

Glue the electronic and motor wires to the drone structure.

Step 9: Propellers

Assembly the propellers.

Step 10: Battery

Place the battery, and hold it with the elastic band.

Step 11: Enjoy It

Before to fly, remember to adjust your transmitter values.

Enjoy your pencil drone!

Step 12: Thanks!

Remember to vote this project.

Thank you!

<p>Very well done!</p>
<p>do i need a flight conroller?</p>
hi I want to make this drone but I want it without circuit
Hey Dooit, <br>The link of the H107-A43 Circuit Board, the H107-A06 USB Charger and the H107-16 Transmitter is always directing me to a page on Ali Express which says &quot;This item is currently not available for purchasing.&quot; Can you please give me another link for me?? <br>Thanks a million! <br>Regards!
Hey dooit! Whenever i click the H107 - A43 circuit board link it directs me to Ali express where its written &quot;This item is currently not available for purchasing.&quot;Can you please giveme another link? <br>Thanks! <br>Regards, <br>Joel
<p>is great</p>
<p>i made it... it was very fun.</p>
<p>Hey Justin!</p><p>Congratulations and thanks for your comment.</p><p>I love to know that you spent a good time during your manufacturing.</p><p>Please share it, send us a picture. I will be glad to see it!</p><p>Thanks again</p>
<p>Thanks for ones<br> marvelous posting! I really enjoyed reading it, you are a great author.I will<br> make sure to bookmark your blog and may come back someday. I want to<br> encourage that you continue your great posts, have a nice weekend!</p><p><a href="http://www.topdronesforsale.org" rel="nofollow">www.TopDronesForSale.org</a></p>
<p>thanks for your coments!</p>
Hi Dooit,<br><br>I have finally made this.<br>Although it isn't made of pencils, but plexiglass instead, I inspired it on your idea.<br>Thank you very much for the clear and simple explanation!<br>
<p>Hey SiardY1!</p><p>wooooooooow!!!!!</p><p>Congratulations, your drone is amazing!!!</p><p>I like it very much! Thanks to share, I'm glad to see it!!</p><p>** Apologies for my delayed answer :P **</p>
<p>Thanks for ones marvelous posting! I really enjoyed reading it, you are a great author.I will make sure to bookmark your blog and may come back someday. I want to encourage that you continue your great posts, have a nice weekend!</p><p><a href="http://www.topdronesforsale.org" rel="nofollow">www.topdronesforsale.org</a></p>
<p>Thanks for ones marvelous posting! I really enjoyed reading it, you are a great author.I will make sure to bookmark your blog and may come back someday. I want to encourage that you continue your great posts, have a nice weekend!</p><p><a href="http://www.topdronesforsale.org" rel="nofollow">www.topdronesforsale.org</a></p>
<p>I created this project, but it won't fly. The motors dont move at when the number on the controller is greater than 15. How do I fix this?</p>
How do you connect the transmitter to the to the drone? Love it!!!??
<p>Nice write up, great work</p>
<p>Hi!<br><br>Can you help me a bit?<br>I already have a hubsan x4, but your instructions inspired me to make an other drone... so I ordered the motors and circuit board, but my remote controll can't connect to the new circuit board. What's the problem? Shall I calibrate something or what else? Everything is for hubsan x4 h107c, so everything should be compatible to the other parts.</p>
<p>Hi Kriszti&aacute;nK4!</p><p>I tested this circuit board with other transmitters, and does not work.</p><p>And I tested one transmitter with many circuit boards (H107), and works ok.</p><p>Could be that you need to disable the safety mode?</p><p>Please check the page 9 of the original manual, and try it.</p><p>Follow this link. In the dowloads tab, you can find the manual:</p><p><a href="http://www.hubsan.com/productinfo_17.html">http://www.hubsan.com/productinfo_17.html</a></p><p>Regards!</p>
<p>Hey, thx for your answer!</p><p>I download manual, but I can't find where it's write about disabling safety mode... :/</p><p>Neither on page 9 or in whole text or in other manuals. There is part writing about power on safety mode, but its just about what safety mode is, not about how to disable it.</p>
<p>Could you put a small keychain camera on this?</p>
<p>Dear jasondrible!</p><p>Yes, you could it! </p><p>Please check this camera (cheaper, and easy to connect in this drone):</p><p>Reference: </p><p>Hubsan X4 H107C 200W pixels Camera module HD VIDEO</p><p><a href="http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Hubsan-200W-HD-Camera-PCB-Module-Hubsan-H107C-X4-Series-Spare-Parts-Mini-toy-Aircraft-Helicopter/32456034625.html">http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Hubsan-200W-HD-Came...</a></p>
<p>How would I put this camera on this drone?</p>
<p>Is this dorone stabil? </p>
<p>Hi MaksymilianG!</p><p>This is a nanodrone, and this kind of small drones, (usually) are very &quot;swift&quot; to fly.</p><p>This drone, is not the best drone to perform a great flights. Is only a pencil and eraser, is not a &quot;racing drone&quot;.</p><p>The good thing is that you can learn to assemble it, and you can improve it easily.</p>
How much did it cost to make
<p>Dear The_gelatinous_cube!</p><p>The cost of the components is near 50&euro;. But you need take into account shipping costs (not included).</p><p>And to manufacture it, you need 5 hours aproximately.</p>
<p>Could you put a small keychain camera on this?</p>
<p>Can I make this bluetooth controllable too?</p><p>And phone controlled?</p><p>LOOOOVE this drone ;)</p>
<p>Dear RobotsMaking!</p><p>Thank you very much for your nice words! </p><p>Bluetooth? Phone controlled? woooooow! Yes please, you can do it!</p><p>And please share it. I would like learn to do it!</p><p>I'm excited to see it</p>
<p>I am searching for how to make a pencil drone controlled by bluetooth, but I need to search many things yet ;)</p><p>I will let you know if I have it </p>
<p>In the woods I lost my Hubsan H107C :) I was left with a transmitter and a 5 batteries. Now I know what to do. Thanks for a very nice inspiration.</p><p>Btw Link to Circuit Board and Transmitter not working.</p>
Dear wutucz,<br><br>thanks for your comments!<br><br>hahaha the first step to be the best drone pilot... is lost one drone, and the second step... crash it! XD <br>I am on the way too.<br><br>Thanks again!
<p>AMAZING!!!! Can I do this project with second graders students?</p>
Dear PatriciaC69!<br><br>Thank you very much for your nice words!<br><br>I will be glad if you and your students make a lot of pencil drones!<br><br>Just one thing... please share your photos with us!
<p>Very Cool! I have a question though. How do I know which parts to buy? The H107-16 Transmitter page is not up and running. </p><p>Is this the same thing: http://www.hobbyflip.com/p/53/httpwwwhobbyflipcomp53hubsan-x4-h107-radio-transmitter-h107-16 ? Thanks in advance</p>
<p>Hey AmeyaN!</p><p>Thank you very much for your comment.</p><p>Yes, the transmitter that you find is the correct one, the reference is H107. </p><p>Good selection!</p><p>If you have any doubts, feel free to comment.</p>
<p>Hi, I bought all the parts. The receiver seems to connect to the circuit board. However, my motor ran for a little, and then stopped. I want to make sure it works before I weld/sauter everything together. Is there a reason it wouldn't work unless I sautered it?</p>
<p>Hi AmenyaN!</p><p>mmmm... please, give me more details:</p><p>- how do you tested the motor? You connect it directly to the battery?</p><p>- This occurs only in 1 unit? Did you tested all motors?</p>
<p>very nice and creative. I would never have the energy to make a drone i would just go online and buy one. This has inspired me. Thanks</p>
<p>Hi DEEJAY642!</p><p>:) Thank you very much for your comment.</p><p>I send you a lot of energy for this project, and many more!</p><p>I love your profile picture! I also have a bird! :)</p>
<p>what bird do you have???</p>
<p>cool!!! the bird in the picture is a 2 year old budgie named Billie and she is very clever</p>
<p>oops im actually too late to vote sorry but by the looks of things you won. What was your prize??</p>
Yes, my project was one of the finalists, and I won an instructables kit, with a nice tshirt (...).<br><br>Thanks to try to vote my project!
<p>im going to vote on this</p>
<p>Thank you so much for the very clear <br>explanation! I am definately going to make this! But first i have to collect all the materials.</p><p>I'll let you know when I'm finished :)</p>
<p>Hey SiardY1!</p><p>Thanks a lot for your comment!</p><p>I will like to see the result of your project, please share it! And sure that you can improve it.</p><p>Feel free to comment, if you have any doubt.</p>

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