Based in Auckland, New Zealand, Lance Abernethy is a maintenance engineer who has made something tiny yet impressive. Lance made use of the Ultimaker 2 3D printer which helped him build the world’s tiniest power drill which works just as well as you would expect from a regular power drill. Lance claims that it is the smallest power drill to date but those reports are not official as of now.
Lance started this project once he designed a model which used a software called Onshape 3D. The software used a regular size power drill for purposes of reference. He needed to print two halves of the model which were to form the body of the power drill. Lance merely took a total of twenty five minutes to accomplish this task.
It was the work that followed which took nearly three hours of his time. This involved the installation of a motor, a power button, wiring from a headphone cable and a battery from some hearing aid. The final product has dimensions of 17×7.5×13 mm. It can drill soft objects and Lance does not even plan to stop at this; he aims to build an even smaller power drill in the future.