Chibicopter is a really small quadrotor (quadcopter or quadrocopter), measuring only 6.4″ across propeller tips. It is an attempt to create a functional, stable quadrotor using the smallest inexpensive common R/C hobby parts available. Smaller quadrotors already exist, but they use specialized or ultra-miniature parts which are much more expensive.
Chibicopter will use a single main PCB with embedded ATMega328 running Arduino and four embedded motor control modules, with two components attached via headers. A Pololu MiniIMU will be used to sense the attitude of the airframe, and an XBee module will be used for communication and interface.
The airframe will be 100% 3D printed using either conventional FDM technology with ABS material or SLS technology using Nylon. The projected airframe weight is only 7 grams.
The flight control software for Chibicopter will be based off custom quadrotor control code written for its larger relative Tinycopter.
Check this list (more expensive than shapeways…)
nice idea, the quadrocopter are getting more and more cheaper and have now more power and equipement onboard (camera, …)