We are drone-maniac two friends. We try to use drones in show business but the outcomes we derived can be adapted into many other use cases.
The main objectives of our project are pouring rose petal and firing volcano (firework) while flying. Furthermore, with the derived results we obtained, we can carry anything or pour/drop anything, anytime and anywhere we want (or blow somethings :))) .
What we have used are ordinary drone that can carry our equipments: folding custom box, servo motor, firework and rose petals.
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Step 1: Construct Box
We have to build a box that can carry something to pour or drop. In our case, it is rose petals. In order to build box, we used ordinary package (coli), cut it and support it with the tires from the back.
Step 2: Placing Servo Motor Into Box
We placed ordinary servo by cutting box and sticking it with the silicon. We used iron arm to give the folding feature to the box. The length of the iron arm can be changed in respect to requirement. But don't forget that servo motors generally make 90 degree motion.
Step 3: Controlling Servo Motor With Radio
We have used different radio rx/tx than our quadcopter because we dont have the unused channel on our radio controller of thedrone (we use channels to control camera). You just need to plug the cable of servo motor into the receiver of the radio controller. We used throttle stick to control the gap at the bottom of the box.
Step 4: Placing Rose Petals Into Box
As you can see, we have opened a small window in order to fill the box with the rose petals :)
Step 5: Fireworks
Unfortunately, we have run out of the fireworks while taking photos and videos :((( We cant show the demonstration of the fireworks but you can place it at the bottom of the drone while facing down. You can trigger fireworks via radio controller by using electronic volcanoes. You may also use electronic lit but i dont think the output current of the radio controller is enough (we didnt try it). By the way plese use firework with the shortest time and range. Take required precaution.
Runner Up in the
Drones Contest 2016