Make Your Own Gadget: From Idea To Reality

A Few Polishing Touches and a Mini Conversion

At this point, William was extremely happy with his tri-copter, and he wanted to create a guide to give others the opportunity to build their own Shrediquette. First, he had a few loose ends he wanted to clean up.

He decided to go all out and redesign his chassis to make it as light as possible, using carbon fiber coated balsa wood. This not only let it keep its sophisticated look, but also reduced its overall weight by a third, further improving its performance. He also knew that he had to redesign his PCB breadboard to make things clear enough in his guide.

Pretty soon, Shrediquette was catching some attention and it wasn't long before Scorpion, a prestigious R/C parts manufacturer, offered William a few brand-new motors, including the SII-2212-960KV, which lead to a win in a drag race competition against several "more powerful" quad-copter opponents.

Proud of the success of his project, William has also created a Shrediquette DLXm, which is a micro version of the original Shrediquette. The DLXm is small enough to sit in the palm of your hand and powerful enough to lift a mounted 1080p HD camera. While it isn't the world's smallest flying camera, it is the world's smallest high-performance flying HD camera.

Shrediquette DLXm - Self Stabilizing & Aerobatic Micro-Tricopter

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  • s4fun
    How soon before we get manhacks running around everywhere? Darn where did I drop that the crowbar again....
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  • mlopinto2k1
    That thing is no joke! Props to that guy!
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  • quantumrand
    mlopinto2k1That thing is no joke! Props to that guy!


    Haha, "props" good one ;)
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  • frazik
    DAMN i hope he patents this thing,,, hes just invented something the US air force has been trying to do for years! -- fast , highly mobile helicopters with excellent hovering capabilities.
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  • quantumrand
    frazikDAMN i hope he patents this thing,,, hes just invented something the US air force has been trying to do for years! -- fast , highly mobile helicopters with excellent hovering capabilities.


    He could patent it, but I think he's more interested in the concept of free exchange. You can pretty much find all of the information you'd need, including blueprints and source codes to build your own tri-copter right on his blog.
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  • hardcore_gamer
    *thumbs up* dude =D
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  • martyn
    Real something, not easy part to balance and stabilise whole thing. My hat! I will love to gev it a try my self. Using William's article as starting point...
    A new hobby is born?
    :P)
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  • Anonymous
    Whoa... Cool...
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