The Pencil Drone

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Intro: The Pencil Drone

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!

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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.

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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!

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2 People Made This Project!

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175 Discussions

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Chascoso

1 year ago

Oww it is a good project, is it neccesary the code for that project?

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1settnat

1 year ago

do i need a flight conroller?

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amitbs99

1 year ago

hi I want to make this drone but I want it without circuit

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JoelJ31

1 year ago

Hey Dooit,
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 "This item is currently not available for purchasing." Can you please give me another link for me??
Thanks a million!
Regards!

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JoelJ31

1 year ago

Hey dooit! Whenever i click the H107 - A43 circuit board link it directs me to Ali express where its written "This item is currently not available for purchasing."Can you please giveme another link?
Thanks!
Regards,
Joel

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_dooit_justin_summerlin890

Reply 1 year ago

Hey Justin!

Congratulations and thanks for your comment.

I love to know that you spent a good time during your manufacturing.

Please share it, send us a picture. I will be glad to see it!

Thanks again

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_dooit_

Reply 2 years ago

thanks for your coments!

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AmeyaN

2 years ago

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?

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Izabella Przywozny

2 years ago

How do you connect the transmitter to the to the drone? Love it!!!??

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KrisztiánK4

2 years ago

Hi!

Can you help me a bit?
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.

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_dooit_KrisztiánK4

Reply 2 years ago

Hi KrisztiánK4!

I tested this circuit board with other transmitters, and does not work.

And I tested one transmitter with many circuit boards (H107), and works ok.

Could be that you need to disable the safety mode?

Please check the page 9 of the original manual, and try it.

Follow this link. In the dowloads tab, you can find the manual:

http://www.hubsan.com/productinfo_17.html

Regards!

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KrisztiánK4_dooit_

Reply 2 years ago

Hey, thx for your answer!

I download manual, but I can't find where it's write about disabling safety mode... :/

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.

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jasondrible_dooit_

Reply 2 years ago

How would I put this camera on this drone?