Check out the 3D printed Lego racing kartNovember 3, 2020
Bloggers made most of the vehicle parts themselves.
British blogger Matt Denton has built a new version of the racing kart, the construction of which consists of plastic parts, made in the style of the popular Lego constructor. The engineer managed to accelerate his unique vehicle, printed on a 3D printer, up to 50 kilometers per hour.
The racing kart is based on the original 1985 Lego Technic construction set. To build the first version of the car, Matt 3D printed an exact copy of the Danish set, which he enlarged 8 times. To assemble the map, the blogger used the official Lego instructions. As a result, the man was able to build a working prototype in which his son could fit.
Next, the blogger decided to modify the unusual car so that an adult could fit in it. At the same time, the racing kart had to withstand the weight of a man, as well as speed loads. To do this, Matt reinforced the vehicle’s structure with iron pins. In addition, during the finalization, the engineer installed a small bucket seat, bearings, as well as disc brakes, a 3.5 kW electric motor and a battery pack.
The blogger decided to test the unique cards in an open area. During the test drive, the man accelerated to 50 kilometers per hour on a printed car. However, despite the success, such a vehicle can hardly be called safe.
For the first time, Matt Denton presented a full-size adult card printed on a 3D printer at the end of June. At that time, during tests in a closed hangar, the blogger encountered some problems, including ineffective brakes.
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