So you want to build your own drones? Awesome. The best way to start is to admire the work other people have done. The following 12 projects are just a sampling of all the cool DIY (do-it-yourself) work you can find out in the wild!
This project bears out the truism that pretty much anything can be made into a quadcopter’s chassis, so long as it’s reasonably light and strong. Built by Sam Ley, this quadcopter (pictured in Figure 2.1) flies very well and has survived several crashes.