RC Cars Using 3D Printing and 3D Scanning Services

We want our toys

Toy catalogs and waiting for Christmas. That was life growing up for me. I was always waiting and hoping to get some popular toy on one of those special days. I would probably have lived a little more contented life had it not been for that Sears catalog. They knew what they were doing. They don’t put out those magazines without reason. Every kid on my block was looking at the same remote-controlled car as I was. Every boy in my neighborhood was begging their mom for that car for Christmas. The worst thing that could happen would be that nobody got any of the cool toys on that morning. Anything was better than nothing we thought. We would always settle for second best, and that was at least a friend got one. In that case we could go to his house to play with it for a while.I still wanted one of my own though. Now I am grown up. The irony is that now that I have money, I don’t really want one. Maybe I need to do what some guys are doing who still have the fire for cool toys, they are building their own.

Making His own

One of those guys, whose name is Daniel Noree, designs and builds remote-controlled race cars done through technology used by 3D printing and 3D scanning services. He has made available plans online to build an F1 remote-controlled car design for download and printing. He also has instruction on a YouTube channel. Lots of guys are downloading his design and building their own cars. The RC car craze doesn’t have to stop at the younger ages. 3D printing and 3D scanning services allows you to reproduce the real thing. The only difference is that it is at a smaller scale.

What about you?

Another guy who is serious about RC cars is a guy named James Beswick who has always had a thing for remote controlled cars. These days he has cranked up the fun by making remote controlled drag racers. It wasn’t until he heard of 3D printing and 3D scanning services that he got the idea to try and break an RC car speed record. It was 3D printing technology that allowed him freedom to really start designing. In the past he would design, but if the design needed adjustment, he would have to wait for the new part. With 3D scanning and printing though parts could be replaced immediately. This gave James a lot more freedom to be creative. Currently the record for the fastest remote controlled car is 202 miles per hour. He is determined to break that record.  

Easy Does it

Maybe the other guy who likes remote controlled cars is you. All you have to do really is get yourself a 3D printer. Once you have that, you can look for some 3D printing car kits.  Sound like a fun hobby. If you can find some guys that have the same interest, you can build them together and have a showdown. You can have a lot of fun. The good thing is that if something breaks, you have the tools to fix it. No need to wait for a part replacement.  

As a kid, I wish I had had the know how to do what 3D printing and 3D scanning services can do. That way I could have made my own Christmas present.

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