Rugged Sprite UAV Guided to Kickstarter Thanks to 3D Printing

At the end of last year, we covered an interesting take on the DIY drone market, a 3D printed drone for scouting hiking trails from above. After completing their 3D printed prototype successfully, the creators of this backpacker’s dream drone, Ascent AeroSystems, believe that the Sprite is ready for the market.

At the start, the Sprite was developed over a series of 3D printed prototypes as a rugged, portable drone that could fly high above the landscape to provide hikers with aerial shots of the obstacles ahead before returning home via GPS-based autopilot.…

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