Americans at home printed the 3D-printer Lamborghini Aventador and it is possible to go
American scientist Sterling Backus and his 11 year old son decided to prove that to get a very expensive sports car as possible and without having hundreds of thousands of dollars to buy it. To do this, you need only technical education, 3D-printer that today you can buy almost anywhere, and a relatively small amount of money. Once he saw in the video game of the latest model sports car Lamborghini Aventador, which in reality is worth 300 thousand dollars, Backus decided to create it in your garage.
How to build a car at home?
This Lamborghini Aventador with that make a copy of
According to Sterlin, the basic idea was to interest students in science and his son, showing how interesting can be a modern engineering and technology in general.
"We decided to use the advanced technology to create the car, but we tried to cope without the high cost. We want to show the car at local schools, so that children are interested in science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics. "
Backus His work began with the purchase of three printers CR-10S, CR-105S and QIDI Xpro. Then download the model and car schemes from the Internet. The first two printers are used for the production of plastic parts, the last - to create pieces of more durable materials. Missing parts bought in eBay online store. There really can buy anything.
The front and rear lights, too, are made of ASA plastic, ABS and PETG. Internal parts Lamborghini replicas are made of nylon, which Backus reinforced with carbon fiber. Vehicle frame is made of steel.
"We wanted the car was safe, so the frame manufactured from steel. Deciding to print a large part of the body the 3D-printer, we had to focus on strength. "
How much does it cost?
In total, the project took about 20 thousand dollars. After a half year of full-size model of the car began to resemble the original sports car worth 300,000 dollars (20 million rubles).
According to the 3D Printing Media Network, except for the wheels, engine and transmission all of the machines were created the 3D-printer of environmentally friendly, hard and durable plastic of PLA, which can be painted in any color. Streling says that the car no longer can drive, but a test drive until the wire - the project requires some modifications.
The whole process of construction in the form of photographs and video Backus spread on his page on Facebook, as well as YouTube-channel.
Backus sure that his project motivates students to go into science and other technical specialties. For those who decide to repeat the idea of construction of the car its own Backus gives advice. To get started is to learn engineering, be prepared to make mistakes (in this case they had spent about $ 700), and then go to YouTube. It was a video of the car assembly helped Sterling to cope with their tasks, notes craftsman.
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