American scientist sterling Backus with his 11-year-old son decided to prove that to a very expensive sports car and not having hundreds of thousands of dollars to buy it. It is only necessary technical education, 3D printer, today you can buy almost everywhere, and a relatively small amount of money. Somehow seeing in a video game model latest sports car Lamborghini Aventador, which in reality is worth 300 thousand dollars, Bukusi decided to create it in my garage.
How to build a car at home?
Real Lamborghini Aventador from which was made copy
According to STARLINE, the basic idea was to interest science students and his son, showing how interesting can be a modern engineering and technology in General.
“We decided to use advanced technology to create the car, but I try to cope without the high cost. We want to show the car in local schools to get kids interested in science, technology, engineering, art and math.”
Bacuse began with the purchase of three printers CR-10S CR-105S and QIDI Xpro. Then downloaded the models and diagrams of the car from the Internet. The first two printers were used to produce plastic parts, the last one to make parts out of more durable materials. Missing parts bought at the online store eBay. There you can really buy anything.
Front and rear lights also made of plastic ASA, ABS and PETG. Internal parts replica Lamborghini made of nylon, which Bacuse reinforced with carbon fiber. The vehicle frame is made of steel.
“We wanted the car was safe, so made the frame out of steel. Deciding to print the greater part of the body on a 3D printer, we had to focus on strength”.
How much is it?
In total, the project took about 20 thousand dollars. After six years of working full-sized model of the car began to resemble the original car cost 300 thousand dollars (20 million rubles).
As reported by 3D Printing Media Network, with the exception of the wheels, engine and gearbox all parts of the machine were created on a 3D printer from clean, hard and durable plastic PLA, which can be painted in any color. Streling says the car can already drive, but test drive has not yet carried out – the project requires some improvements.
The whole process of construction in the form of photographs and video Bacuse post on his page on Facebookand on the YouTube channel.
Backus is confident that his project will motivate students to go into science and other technical professions. For those who decide to repeat the idea of building the car on their own Backus gives advice. To start is to learn the engineering to be ready to make mistakes (in this case, they had spent about $ 700) and then go on YouTube. This video about the Assembly of vehicles helped the Sterling to cope with the task set to them, said the craftsman.
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