Makeadrone concepts

E-smart systems demo drone

The E-smart drone was a custom design from E-smart systems, to demonstrate AI and face recognition in real time from a front-faced camera. The drone was also used as a demonstration for the Norwegian Crown Prince and Princess.

Acrobatic serving tray

Serving tray hexacopter

The hexacopter serving tray can be used with or without the propeller protection. It was originally designed for the Digit 2015 conference in Trondheim, Norway. It can carry up to 1 kilo of payload and has a release mechanism underneath to carry and drop off goods mid-air. See it deliver a package or do a trick:

 The stint was eventually picked up by Discovery Channel's Outrageous Acts Of Science and aired all over Canada and the US. 

Drone package delivery

Delivering 800 gram apple watch (with release mechanism) on the stage at Girls and Technology conference in Trondheim, Norway

Cake delivery - The Drone community Rotorklubben celebrating 300 members

Mini serving tray 

The idea is to hide the propeller as much as possible, creating a "magic" feel.

Strawbees drone bird

Designed by Erik Thorstensson after learning how to make quadcopters at a Makeadrone workshop. It´s an animated straw creature!

Aftenposten-drone, used for opening the "Teknologi og fremtidens arbeidsmarked" conference with special guest Steve Wozniak.

The big screen showing the drone´s live stream as the chief editor of Aftenposten was followed from back stage, then walking out and then opening the conference.


IcosahedronIcosahedron drone ikosaeder quadkopter

The icosahedron is a polyhedron, a geometrical shape with 20 faces. It´s made of 30 straws and 12 Strawbee joints. The ball shape protects the surroundings from the propellers and enables the drone to navigate in close environments. In flight, the icosahedron behaves a lot like a soap bubble and is visually pleasing to look at.
Flying flagflyvende flagg drone flying flag

Photo by Torstein Norum Bugge,

The future of advertising is here! The flying flag has only two motors, and is built around the flag holder itself. It´s not just a drone with a flag mounted underneath. The stearing is possible because both motors can change angles to go forward, backwards and even rotate around the Y axis.

The body is made of square carbon fibre rods.

Turid - the flying hendesignboom flying easter chicken

Drone harness for chickens. With only two propellers, Turid the flying hen defies gravity better than her animal siblings.

More drones in action: