Incredible Electric Car Scale Model Done On The Replicator
Feast your eyes on this awesome 1/6-scale electric car by MakerBot Replicator owner David Langkamp. David writes on his blog that he was a designer at John Deere for 20 years, so this car follows in the footsteps of some great stuff.
You’re looking at a pretty meticulously crafted model. First of all, David says it all went together “without a hitch”. That’s a good sign. The feeling of putting pieces together and having them fit exactly how you expected is pretty rewarding. Looks like The Replicator did a pretty good job on this model, which has about a billion pieces if I’m not mistaken.
To get an idea of size, have a look at the size of the tire in David’s hand. The car itself is pretty big at 23 inches long.
All together, David writes that the project took him 276 hours of work, including 126 hours of design. The assembly work involved some painting, too, like the posts on all the lithium batteries (seen below). If you read through the posts, which detail this process extremely well, you’ll see that this is more than just a model. The car has functional rack-and-pinion steering, disk brakes, and a working suspension. Oh, and our favorite part, seats that fold down.
David started this project around the middle of July and posted the final pictures a week ago. What an incredible use of The Replicator, and it’s no surprise he took the chance to pose with his creation. Do yourself a favor and go check out all the posts on this project and his others!
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