If you are a lover of the drone world, surely on some occasion, as a good maker, the idea of creating your own drone will have haunted your mind. Unfortunately this is quite a complicated task that is now solved largely thanks to the program created by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (MIT).
This peculiar software It has literally been designed to allow any user to design, simulate and build their own drone in a very simple and above all easy way, without having to work with complex prototypes that you have to test over and over again, adjusting parts and designing new ones. solutions to countless problems.
Researchers from MIT create a program designed to help any user to design their own drone.
Among the most interesting features of the software designed by MIT, highlight the inclusion of numerous indispensable tools to be able to adjust the size and choose the right structure to according to the needs you may have. In this way, when adjusting the parameters, you can base yourself on data and specific needs that must be covered, such as the payload that the drone must support, manufacturing cost, battery, flight autonomy ...
On the other hand, it should be noted that MIT expert programmers and designers have managed to unify this tool and offer it together with very intuitive and easy to use interface since it is very reminiscent of other 3D design programs that you have been able to use. In this way, in the left column you will find the different elements with which you can create your drone, propellers, rotors, structural bars ... In this way, adding and removing elements is very simple.
As stated Nobuyuki Umetani, an Autodesk researcher who has had nothing to do with the project carried out at MIT:
This is the first system in which users can interactively design a drone that incorporates both geometry and control. It is a very interesting job that has the potential to change the way you design.