Topic: The Drone Extruder
Proposal type: Hardware [x ] , Software [x ] , Other [ ] : _________________
Description: The Drone Extruder will have an attached 3D material printer with the purpose of making large scale architectural objects. Using the mission planner software, the Drone Extruder will hover along the paths to each waypoint extruding fast curing air-cement along those paths.
For this project I will need to construct 2 heavy lifting hexacopters with the capabilities of lifting the extruder and the material it will be extruding. The 2 hexacopters will work in a process of substitution. The first drone will begin extruding material. When the battery or material begins to run out, the second drone will be signaled to replace the first drone and continue extruding along the same path.
The first drone will go back to home and be restocked with charged batteries and material to extrude.
To prove this idea, I would like to make a 10’, 10’ pyramid, demonstrating the use of mission planning to produce a piece of architecture.
Planned amount $$ (5000-30,000):
Estimated time for completion: 2 years or less depending on funding.