Introduction: The Pencil Drone

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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$)

- H107-A43 Circuit Board (17.68$)

- H107-A35 Main Blades (2.99$)

- H107-A24 Battery (2.79$)

- H107-A06 USB Charger (1.95$)

- H107-16 Transmitter (16.71$)

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!

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