DIY Drones are wonderful and powerful tools designed with some of the best gimbal systems around. While the gimbals are obviously useful when flying throughout the skies, it’s equally good on land…so long as you can somehow hold your drone.
Enter the DIY 3D-printed handle for DJI’s Phantom 3 drone.
Created by Thingiverse user Zoti and shared in a video by Rob & Jonas’ Filmmaking Tips, this 3D printed drone handle will let you use the gimbal and camera system of your drone in places where it’s either too low or otherwise dangerous to fly.
The process is fairly straightforward. Download the 3D design as an STL file and either find someone you know with a 3D printer or use an on-demand 3D printing service such as Shapeways to create your drone handle.
The handle is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0, so it’s fair game to share with friends, alter as you see fit and otherwise make use of it, so long as you share credit with the creator, Zoti, and share under the same license.
Watch the video to catch a glimpse of just how effective the handle is.
Let us know if you decide to either print one yourself or have one printed on your behalf. We’d be interested to see how it turns out.
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