A physicist from Colorado sterling Backus at the request of his son printed on a 3D printer Lamborghini Aventador.
11-year-old boy in the racing video game Forza, in which he played on the Xbox, like the Lamborghini Aventador. The boy asked his father if they could build such a machine. Most of the parents on this issue just smiled, but not sterling Backus, a laser physicist by profession. He replied: “of Course,” reports the Chronicle.info with reference to tehnot.com.
Sterling Backus, chief scientific officer KMLabs in boulder, Colorado, and his 11-year-old son dubbed the project “Interceptor” (Interceptor), the budget of the Assembly amounted to about 20 thousand dollars. Backus found drawings of body parts in an online community GrabCAD design and adapt them for 3D printing. The physicist used the LS1 V8 engine from the Chevrolet Corvette and collected manually steel chassis.
Printable sterling Backus used a desktop 3D printer Creality CR-10 105, which he bought on Amazon for $ 900. However, when assembling the body, there is plastic parts for 3D printing melted in the sun. So sterling decided to cover them with carbon fiber and epoxy resin. Thus the construction of the car took a lot of time, only one air intake for the front brakes it took 52 hours. Patience and hard work have borne fruit — printed car is already on the move.
Backus says that after the completion of the project he wants the final product served as the textbook for programs in technology, engineering, art and mathematics.
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The intention was to show the car in local schools. So the kids can see how cool can be technology — sterling Backus, on the project page in Facebook.