Waste Plastic Bottles to Drone Frames

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Uplift Drones is a pioneering company dedicated to transforming disposable plastic bottles into high-performance drones. Our mission is to reduce environmental impact while delivering cutting-edge drone technology for various industries.

This project focuses on repurposing waste plastic bottles into lightweight, durable drone frames. The process begins with collecting and cleaning used plastic bottles. These bottles are then shredded into small flakes, which are either melted and injected into molds to form drone frame components or converted into 3D printing filaments. The filaments are then used to print the necessary drone parts. This dual approach ensures flexibility and precision in manufacturing the frames, providing both molded and printed components.

The innovation lies in the sustainable approach to drone manufacturing. By utilizing waste plastic bottles, the project not only addresses the environmental issue of plastic waste but also reduces the cost of producing drone frames. This method offers a dual benefit: mitigating plastic pollution and promoting affordable drone technology. The use of recycled materials in high-tech applications like drones is relatively unexplored, making this project a pioneering effort in the field of sustainable technology.

Production involves several key steps:

  1. Collection and Sorting: Gathering used plastic bottles from various sources and sorting them by type and quality.
  2. Cleaning and Shredding: Thoroughly cleaning the bottles to remove any contaminants and shredding them into small flakes.
  3. Melting and Injection Molding: Melting the plastic flakes and injecting the molten plastic into molds designed for drone frame components.
  4. Conversion to 3D Printing Filaments: Alternatively, the plastic flakes can be processed into filaments for 3D printing, allowing for the creation of more complex or custom parts.
  5. Assembly: Assembling the molded or printed components into complete drone frames, followed by quality checks to ensure durability and performance standards.

The production process is designed to be scalable, allowing for increased output as demand grows. Partnerships with recycling facilities and drone manufacturers will be sought to streamline production and distribution.

The recycled plastic drone frames can be applied in various sectors including agriculture, environmental monitoring, delivery services, and recreational use. In agriculture, drones can be used for crop monitoring and pest control. Environmental monitoring drones can help track wildlife, monitor deforestation, and survey pollution levels. Delivery services can benefit from the lightweight and cost-effective frames, making drone delivery more feasible. Recreational drone enthusiasts can also enjoy a more affordable and eco-friendly option.

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  • ABOUT THE ENTRANT

  • Name:
    Ikponmwosa Obasogie
  • Type of entry:
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    Team members:
    • Ikponmwosa Obasogie
    • Okpamen Obasogie
    • Osasumwen Obasogie
    • Singh Pavitar
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