Gold Drone

Drones have a very set aesthetic. There are basically two types: Military (minimal and matte) or DIY (exposed wires and 3D printed parts). I wanted to explore the shape and design of a drone while maintaining it's basic functionality. I wanted to push the ornamentation without diverging from standard "maker" materials or processes... Basically, I wanted to 3D print a flying Fabergé egg.    

The drone above was designed in Rhino and 3D printed on a FormLabs 2. It uses a brushless motor system that I pulled from a common micro-drone called a "BabyHawk." It was created in a 4 week period as part of an Independent Study Program at RISD. I was supervised by Digital + Media's resident technologist, Stephen Cooke.