Flip a DJI Phantom four right into a search & rescue drone with the EXO 1 exoskeleton

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Flip a DJI Phantom four right into a search & rescue drone with the EXO 1 exoskeleton

The DJI is a improbable all-purpose drone, however with the EXO 1 exoskeleton, it turns into a devoted search and rescue software. The 3D-printed add-on rapidly attaches to the drone and provides a number of options key to creating the drone a useful software for first responders.

There are GoPro mounting factors at varied places across the exoskeleton that can be utilized for cameras, lights and any variety of the assorted units and equipment which have adopted the mounting design. Plastic zip-ties are used to attach the package to the drone.

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The designer factors out that the mounting factors work nicely with Knog Qudos lights due to their small, however highly effective, lights and GoPro mounting ports.

The EXO 1 will be geared up with a novel however easy payload system. Utilizing carabiners and neodinyum magnetics, the drone can elevate a small payload and ship it to an individual with out touchdown — simply pull to launch the payload from the magnet.

This exoskeleton was a part of a design contest sponsored by DJI and Shapeways, little doubt to point out the flexibility of the Phantom four and Shapeways 3D-printing service. The EXO 1 received the competition, netting the designer $1,000 and a Phantom four drone.

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The EXO 1 is at the moment out there for ordering from Shapeways for $113.