Lay3rs – The Ultimaker 2, 3D printer

Oct 08
While it’s not yet possible to fabricate electrical components like motors, sensors or even electronics using 3D printing, it’s entirely possible to 3D print drone parts like the frame, landing gear, and propellers. And these are usually the parts that break easily. Which makes 3D printing the perfect solution for them. What is the benefit of 3D printed drone parts? If you’re not an experienced RC pilot, crashing and breaking parts of your aerial vehicle

From care assistant to lifesaver: raising a drone with added social value

Jun 20
  “I may be more experienced, but these young people come with fresh ideas. We learn from each other.” Foto: Bram Saeys TU/e Take a team of smart students from the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) with a vision to develop an autonomous drone that adds real value in healthcare andrelated fields, make them aware of the ever-present threat of children drowning in swimming pools and you’ve got a challenge to get passionate about. Despite

PCB Design 2.0

May 28
Earlier on, we wrote about the design of our own PCB. It has now been printed and is ready to be integrated and tested on the drone! You can see the result in the picture below.

Four new drones

May 28
We’re expanding our drone family by four new drones! This is keeping us very busy, since we have to order lots of extra components and then assemble everyting together step by step and integrate the electronic components onto the frame. Are you curious how the assembly process looks like? We made a little time lapse below, where you can admire how a new Blue Jay is created from scratch.

PCB Design

May 04
Currently, our drone is covered with wires connecting all the different components. However, this will soon be over, since we are now designing our very own PCB, on which multiple components will be integrated together. This will not only save a lot of space, but also prevent wire ruptures. The picture below shows the design of the board. With the help of Bestronics, we will get it printed in the next weeks and we hope

Blog Holland Innovative – TU/e Student Start-ups

Apr 16
Zoals een andere studenten start-up in een eerder schreef: “Op de Technische Universiteit Eindhoven hebben ze studententeams. Dit zijn groepen studenten die een groot doel hebben, …” Zo is Blue Jay Eindhoven ook één van de studententeams. Wij ontwikkelen als start-up een product dat uniek, creatief én innovatief is, namelijk: indoor, autonome en intelligente drones voor in de gezondheidszorg. Het multidisciplinaire team (lees negen verschillende studieachtergronden) bestaat uit negentien studenten afkomstig van over de hele