3DR makes advanced, capable and easy-to-use drone systems for everyday exploration and business applications.
3DR is committed to helping people see their world from above. We’re North America’s largest personal drone company, known for pioneering advanced and easy-to-use consumer drone technology, and for the Pixhawk, the world’s most popular autopilot platform. All 3DR drone systems also serve as robust tools for data analysis, enabling mapping, surveying, 3D modeling and more. Our technology is currently used across multiple industries around the world, including agriculture, construction, infrastructure, search and rescue and ecological study.
Founded in 2009 by Chris Anderson, former editor-in-chief of Wired Magazine and founder of DIYDrones.com, and Jordi Muñoz, an engineering prodigy from Ensenada, Mexico, 3DR is a VC-backed startup with over 200 employees in North America and more than 30,000 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Berkeley, CA, we operate engineering facilities in San Diego, sales and marketing in Austin, Texas, and manufacturing in Tijuana, Mexico.
Our Core Principles
First and always, we are innovators – bringing breakthrough technology to the mainstream marketplace.
Backed by the efforts of thousands of Pro-Am enthusiasts, we are committed to contributing to the open source development community.
We continually improve 3D Robotics platforms and products based on rigorous beta-testing and user feedback.
The hottest startup in San Diego, our sunny SoCal office houses our talented hardware engineering team along with our flight operations crew. Located only a half hour from our manufacturing facility in Tijuana, this bustling campus is where much of the magic happens.
3DR North is located in the heart of West Berkeley, a community known for its vibrant and diverse culture. This location is home to some of our core business functions, including operations and marketing, along with a growing team of R&D engineers.
The heart and soul of our manufacturing operations and call center, “3DR TJ” is our largest campus. The TJ team is dedicated to testing and shipping products and providing world-class customer support.