The drone works in a three-step process: First, it flies over the designated area to be cleared, scanning it with an aerial 3D mapping system and marking dangerous areas with GPS way points. Next, it travels over the field again, this time hovering at about four cm above the ground. A robotic metal-detecting arm detects the presence of mines and geotags them on the operator’s system to create a precise map of the mines’ locations. Finally, the robotic arm is equipped with pincers that carry small detonating devices, which the drone places on the detected mines. The mines are then detonated from a safe distance, using a timer.
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Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at Adafruit! The DIY 3D printing community has passion and dedication for making solid objects from digital models. Recently, we have noticed electronics projects integrated with 3D printed enclosures, brackets, and sculptures, so each Thursday we celebrate and highlight these bold pioneers!
Have you considered building a 3D project around an Arduino or other microcontroller? How about printing a bracket to mount your Raspberry Pi to the back of your HD monitor? And don’t forget the countless LED projects that are possible when you are modeling your projects in 3D!
The Adafruit Learning System has dozens of great tools to get you well on your way to creating incredible works of engineering, interactive art, and design with your 3D printer! If you’ve made a cool project that combines 3D printing and electronics, be sure to let us know, and we’ll feature it here!