Gone are my student days of using my trusty 3D printer for purely academic projects, I decided it was time for it to be liberated!
I recalled seeing a project by Daniel Norée called 'Open RC' and fantasising about attempting to print its many components one day. Upon checking his Thingiverse page I found he had recently added a new edition to the project, the Open RC F1 Car. The files create a Formula One styled RC car that, aside from fixings, screws and electrical's, is entirely 3D printable.
The longevity of the product that the designs create is its most appealing asset. One of the awkward aspects of traditional RC ownership is the sourcing of new components for repairs. Any concerns about a spirited driving style are quickly eradicated through the ability to quickly print new components!
I began this project a couple of weeks ago and have so far printed the chassis and an array of small components. The fact I will have a brand new RC car at the end of this project is filling me with all of the excitement I need to accelerate my progress!
Until next time, Alex