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Dronecoria: Drone for Aerial Reforestation

Open source drone platform for aerial sowing of seed balls, for a revolutionary and efficient, automatic reforestation.

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Dronecoria (Dronechory) is a collection of tools for a revolutionary ecological restoration with drones, for aerial seeding of seedballs with efficient microorganisms, to make green large-scale landscapes at low cost. Dronecoria makes easier the restoration at industrial level, sowing a combination of millions of trees and herbaceous for carbon fixation, with the power of open-source, digital fabrication, and a worldwide community of ecologists.

Dronecoria represents a new area of symbiotic species, produced by biological and technological processes, revealing the potential impact of interaction between ecologies and robotic systems on critical environments. Relies on mechanisms borrowed from cybernetics, robotics and permaculture, to sow seeds from affordable wooden made drones. Allowing accurately positioning of each new seedling, eliminating the competition, and increasing the chance of survival.

Drone technology combined with native coated seeds will revolutionize the efficiency of ecosystem restoration. We created a set of open sourcetools, to use drones for sowing seedballs of wild seeds with efficient microorganisms for ecological restoration,making easier the seeding at industrial scale and low cost.

Drones can analyze the terrain and sow with precision hectares in minutes. Sowing a combination of thousands of trees and herbaceous for carbon fixation, turning every seed into a winner, making green large-scale landscapes at low cost, with the power of open-source and digital fabrication. 

We share this technology to individuals, ecologist teams and restoration organizationsaround the world, for dramatically improve the traditional forest seeding.

Dronecoria represents a new area of symbiotic devices, produced by biological and technological processes, revealing the potential impact of interaction between ecologies and robotic systems on critical environments. Relies on mechanisms borrowed from cybernetics, robotics and permaculture, to sow seeds from affordable wooden made drones. Allowing accurately positioning of each new seedling, increasing the chance of survival. 

Specs:

  • Total weight without payload: 9,7Kg
  • Flying time without payload: 41min.
  • Maximum payload: 10kg of seeds.
  • AutonomyCan sow in autopilot one hectare in 10 minutes, around 5 seeds by square meter, with a speed of 5 m/s. 
  • Production cost: 1961,75 US$

License:

All files are licensed with Creative Commons BY-SA, this perfectly allow to make profit with this project (please do it!) You only are required to give us attribution (dronecoria.org), and if you made any improvement, you should share it with the same license.

dronecoria_6mm_v0_6_4.AI

Dronecoria Frame Version 6 Adobe Illustrator files to send to the laser cut.

postscript - 454.71 kB - 05/29/2020 at 18:15

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SeedShutter.stl

Shutter of the bottle to open/close and adjust the seed flow. STL files to 3D print

Standard Tesselated Geometry - 8.40 MB - 05/29/2020 at 18:18

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SeedDisperser.stl

Disperser to spread the seeds STL files to 3D print

Standard Tesselated Geometry - 4.37 MB - 05/29/2020 at 18:18

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dronecoria_6mm_v0_6_4.dxf

Dronecoria Frame Version 6 DXF files

AutoCAD DXF - 5.48 MB - 05/29/2020 at 18:14

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  • 6 × Propellers T-MOTOR Polymer Folding 22" MF2211
  • 6 × Motors T-Motor P60
  • 6 × ESC's Flame 60 Amp
  • 2 × Battery Tattu Plus 12000mAh 22.2V 15C 6S1P Lipo Battery
  • 1 × Flightboard HolyBro Pixhawk 4 & M8N GPS Module Combo

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  • 1
    Part Identification
  • 2
    Mount upper part
  • 3
    Mount lower part of the arms

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Leonardo Leoni wrote 05/29/2020 at 22:47 point

very nice, you could put it in production, it could be a commercial product

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Aeracoop wrote 05/29/2020 at 18:28 point

Hi! We are the team of dronecoria!
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