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3-D Printable RC Car
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This RC Car was Designed to workaround the need for expensive rc car motors and intricate linkages. When I saw the Open RC truggy, I wanted one, but didn't want to also buy all of the Rc car part needed just to get it working. I used parts that any typical maker may hopefully have. The 9 gram steering servos are mounted to the top a-arms to take away the need for ball joints and a large amount of linkages. For the motor...motors, I recycled my DJI Phantom brushless motors. instead of using any gearing, I simplified the design by making them part of the rear wheels. This creates a great amount of speed while still having a surprising mount of torque. I used a hobby grade rc plane radio and power the car using two 3s lipo batteries. The fasteners vary from m3 nuts and bolts to plastic screws I was able to salvage. The front wheels rotate around a general skateboard bearing. I want to see what others are able to do with this platform. Hopefully improvements will come forth, making the vehicle a reliable open source machine.
There are included color coded assembly files that hopefully help make assembly less problematic. Autodesk inventor was my CAD platform of choice. The STL files, for whatever reason, need to be enlarged by a factor of 10 in the object placement portion of your 3d printer software. I use a Prusa i3 from Folger technologies with a bunch of mods including a custom extruder and other parts. Repetier was the software I use to communicate with the printer. Slic3r is what I used to slice the objects. I would much rather a different plastic to print with other than PLA, but its the only plastic I can seem to get to stock to the bed.
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