DIY, Drone

Introduction: DIY, Drone

About: I like to 3D model and video edit. I also like making instructables. My favorite design website is Tinkercad, my username is Josiah Miller. I am a founder of Team Edhellen Sintano. It is grey elven Sindarin f…

This is a simple drone, easy to make, and uses a P1 circuit board. It is great for indoor flying, but if you make a larger model it can be flown outside as well. I hope you love this design!



4 propellers

1 circuit board

1 or more, led lights ( will work without)

1 battery (max 12 volt for such a small drone) ( IT must be compatible with the circuit board)

4 engines

4 zip-ties

Superglue (optional, but increases the overall stability of the frame.)

an assortment of lego pieces, or some other frame

Step 1: Step 1; LED

Solder the led light to the circuit board. Make sure that it is marked for led not for the motor. This will help with the visibility of the drone.

Step 2: Step 2; Build the Drone Body

Superglue the parts together so that they do not fall apart. That part is optional. Align the zip ties so that they fit the engines perfectly and the engines will not slip.

Step 3: Step 3: Solder the Engines On

Always remember that the opposite colors of wire on the base of the engine means that the engine will spin different ways. On my drone and in most cases the black wire is negative and the white is positive. The red wire is negative and the blue is positive. This is not an absolute guarantee. In many brands of engine, it doesn't matter as long as you stay consistent. Once this is done, slot the engines into the zip ties and place the P1 circuit board on the bottom of the drone frame. Do not attach it in any way yet.

Step 4: Step 4: Propelers

The picture tells it all. Simply clip the propellers onto the engines and you are ready to go.

Step 5: Step 5: Charge and Plug in the Battery

Once you do this, the led will light up telling you that the drone is on. It is then a good idea to attach the circuit board and the battery to the bottom of the drone frame by using a rubber band. However, that is not a required step. Still, I highly recommend it.

Step 6: Step 6: Flying the Drone

Turn on the drone and then the remote. The green light in the picture will be red untill you push the joystick on the left straigt up and pull it back down again. The light will turn green and the drone will be ready to fly. Have fun!

- Josiah Miller

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    2 years ago

    What is the cost of making

    Josiah Miller
    Josiah Miller

    Reply 2 years ago

    approximately 20 us dollars depending on who you can find to supply controllers and parts. It varies greatly.


    Question 2 years ago on Step 6

    What kind of controllers do I need? I am trying to make 50 0f these with kids 8-18

    Josiah Miller
    Josiah Miller

    Answer 2 years ago

    A Kitables controller will work, or also a UBSAN controller. You will have to find them online. Hope it works out for you!