Have you ever looked at a drone and thought it could use a serious aesthetic upgrade? Well, drone-maker Parrot wants everyday Joes like you to submit designs for drone accessories, because nothing can make a dull look pop like a statement accessory. That’s right, if Parrot fancies your designs enough, they’ll pay to have them 3D-printed and available on the market, and pay the lucky designer in, what else, drones. The company is crowdsourcing for some seriously innovative designers to add a touch of flair or functionality to their latest quadcopters: the Bebop and Minidrone.
Don’t worry though, Parrot isn’t going to be stealing your intellectual property. If your accessory designs are lucky enough to be chosen by the drone maker, they will cut you in on the royalties from the profits the accessory makes on the market. This, of course, on top of the $2,000 worth of drones you’ll be rewarded – I’m no expert, but that sounds like it could get you quite the fleet of drones. Individuals are able to submit as many designs as they want, with absolutely no limits to infringe upon their creativity.
Interested designers just itching to get their drone accessories on the market can head over to Parrot’s website and submit their designs through the “Submit Your Design” form. But hurry, though – the submission window ends on February 16, so you better break out the pencils and paper in order to get a start on whipping up those designs. The public will be able to vote on the designs they like the best and want Parrot to produce starting on February 24 and ending March 11. Who knows, you might be able to add “Parrot Winning Drone Accessory Designer” to your resume.