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Student Builds Quadcopters from Scratch Using 3-D Printing

Kevin Lee, an aerospace engineering student at San Diego State University

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XYZprinting STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics), an online curriculum exchange program emphasizing critical thinking and problem-solving skills, continues to enable users to create. Most recently, Kevin Lee, an aerospace engineering student at San Diego State University (SDSU), has made three versions of his quadcopters available for viewing on XYZprinting STEAM.

Coming from one of California's top research schools, Lee has utilized 3-D printing to create four variations of the quadcopter from scratch. In addition to these design projects, Lee also co-founded SDSU's 3-D printing club, 3D4E, which allows students to learn more about the applications of 3-D printing. By sharing the designs of his quadcopters on XYZprinting STEAM, he hopes to inspire others to pursue 3-D printing and perhaps turn a hobby into a satisfying career.

"I have always been fascinated by military helicopters and I wanted to fly for the army, but due to health issues I could not complete the application process. So instead of flying helicopters, I learned how to design them," said Lee.

The three versions of his quadcopters are available on XYZprinting STEAM, ranging from a basic flight quadcopter to a camera equipped version allowing users to stream flight video to their computers.

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