Announcing 3 Winners of the Drone Challenge!
by Yui Takahara | May 26, 2014
Dear Drone Challenge Contestants,
Thank you so much for your patience in waiting for this day. We’re thrilled to unveil the 3D printed models of the three winners: Biohazard Tracker by Pascal Breton, APHID by Brian Hamilton and Octobot by Tom Willekens. The 3D printed drones are ready to fly high in the sky!
Biohazard Tracker by Pascal Breton
Pascal’s drone depicting the internationally-recognized biohazard symbol was designed on Autodesk’s Maya software with a noble mission: to access disaster-affected areas and assist with humanitarian aid. Many places that need developmental aid are not easily accessible because the infrastructure was destroyed in a disaster or it simply does not exist. As people are beginning to using drones for development aid, Biohazard Tracker’s goal is to open up new possibilities of 3D printing with a humanitarian purpose.
APHID (Aerially Propelled Hexagonal Isotropic Drone) by Brian Hamilton
Brian surprised us with his mind-blowing Arthropoda slot car design, and now he’s back with Aerially Propelled Hexagonal Isotropic Drone (APHID). This hexagonal drone with bone-like frames gives an impression as if it was an unknown creature from another planet.
Octobot by Tom Willekens
Tom Wilekens, designer of this original drone said, “I thought it would be fun to see a sea creature flying in your living room.” And yes, Octobot is a flying octopus! It has 6 tentacle arms holding “bombs” which function as the sockets for the drone rotors. The cables can run through the cable guides build into the tentacles.
With more than 30 drone models submitted, picking only three winners was quite tough. We’d like to thank all of the contestants who joined this challenge. And don’t forget that you can 3D print your drone with a 10% discount! We will soon send you a promotion code via email. If you wish to purchase a Flexbot Hexacopter too, you can get more information on here.
The prize package for the three winners are a Flexbot Hexacopter, Autodesk premium membership and, of course, the 3D printed model of each drone. Congratulations once again Pascal, Brian and Tom! Download an app to control your Flexbot Hexacopter here, and enjoy flying your very own drone.
If designing a drone wasn’t quite your thing, stay tuned for another challenge. We’re going to launch a new challenge pretty soon!