Since my childhood I’ve always tried to make things fly. From building paper planes to flying kites, I love everything that flies. I remember how I used to expirement with different kinds of paper and shapes to make paper planes, or attaching tails with messages on my kite and then flying it. I’ve built mulitple low cost drones before but NONE have ever worked :(, So I’m really excited to make one now. With the help of the grant, I’d buy proper materials and build a powerful hexacopter. I’ve written a professional description of my project in the next paragraph.

I’m building AirDrop, which would be a state-of-the-art drone delivery system that brings convenience and efficiency to the forefront. This autonomous hexacopter has the capability to carry small packages weighing up to 300 grams for distances of up to 1 kilo metre. The AirDrop drone features advanced ultrasonic sensing technology and contains anArduino, all weighing less than 10 grams, which ensure precise and safe delivery. With AirDrop, receiving packages and goods has never been easier. Whether you’re a busy individual, a family or a business looking for a more streamlined delivery experience, AirDrop is the solution you need.


  1. Assemble the following components to form a hexacopter

    • 1 x Ardupilot APM 2.8 Flight Control Board

    • 1 x DJI F550 Hexacopter Frame Kit

    • 6 x A2212 1000KV Brushless Motor For RC Airplane / Quadcopter

    • 6 x 30A Brushless ESC

    • 3 x 1045 Propeller 10in 10x4.5 For Drone

    • 1 x Flysky FS-i6 2.4G 10CH TX-RX

    • 1 x APM Pixhawk Power Module with XT60

    • 1 x Nylon Strap Belt for RC Lipo Battery

    • 1 x 3D printed Shock Absorber Anti-vibration Set for APM Pixhawk

  2. Attach the camera gimball and insert the drone camera.

  3. Obtain a 3D-printed cube with an open top, measuring 10X10X10 cm.

  4. The cube would be hung down from the bottom of the drone, depending on the design and overall weight distribution.

  5. Integrate a light LiDAR ToF (time of flighet) sensor and an Arduino (combined weight under 30grams) into the drone. The ToF sensor will be used for obstacle detection and avoidance, while the nano Arduino will serve as the controller for the sensor.

  6. Modify the drone’s original codebase with custom code that enables semi-automatic operation, such as obstacle detection and avoidance. Then I will do all necessary testing to ensure the drone is able to fly safely and effectively

  7. Repeat step 5 to integrate a communication system between the drone and the remote control, to allow you to monitor the delivery progress and if necessary give manual commands (connect transmitter and receiver


What materials will you need for your project? Where will you get them? How much does it cost? Please include all materials, including components you already own. Make sure to factor in shipping costs and sales tax.

Hexacopter Drone Kit 21,000
Drone Gimbal 4200
Lipo Battery 11.1v 5500 mah 4000
B6AC Lipo Charger 2800
Procus Viper Action Camera 5200
Noel 25W 230V Soldering Iron & 0.1 mm copper ,Rs 300
Nano Arduino
Rs 4200
6* Ultrasonic Sensor
Rs 700
GPS Module
Rs 2200
Ultra Mini Telemetry Receiver
Rs 6660
Class 10 Micro SD card (64 GB) for drone camera
Rs 600
Power Module
Rs 600
GST + taxes + shipping + 3D Printing fees (offline) + Crypto -> Gift Card conversion feeRs 8000
TotalRs 60460 or $745