DJI’s Phantom 4 with its sleek body, integrated camera and long range make it a search drone for everyone. Now you can turn it into the ultimate rescue drone.
Shapeways and DJI challenge you to re-design water search and rescue. Severe weather and rough waters are classic hallmarks of ocean rescue, complicating an already challenging rescue operation--finding a small body in a large body of water. By adding 3D printed accessories that can improve the drone’s visibility, carry payloads and land on water, first responders could cover more area, cutting response times while monitoring hard to navigate waters. More lives would be saved, and fewer first responders put at risk, all thanks to your 3D printed drone modification.
Your Goal: create a 3D printed accessory that attaches to a Phantom drone which can aid first responders in their search and rescue efforts. The Grand Prize winner and three runner ups will be announced at the New York City Makerfaire, October 1, 2016 and their designs demoed live on site before being donated to a California fire department. Grand Prize winner also gets $1,000 in Shapeways printing credit and a DJI Phantom 4 drone. Runners up get $500 in Shapeways printing credit.
To enter, submit your design to Shapeways site by July 15, 2016. See How.
Representatives from DJI and Shapeways will narrow down the field of entries to the top 10 models based on:
Tony O’Brien: Deputy Executive Director, EENA
Joseph Novelli: Battalion Chief, Operations, USA
Romeo Durscher: Director of Education, DJI
Eli Harris: Business Development Director, DJI
Lauren Slowik: Education, Shapeways
Peter Weijmarshausen: CEO, Shapeways
Will choose the Grand Prize winner and three runners up.
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