3D-Printed ‘Scorpion’ Micro-Crawler

Red Scorpion 4-Door Rendering

3D-Printed 4-Door ‘Scorpion’ Tribute Chassis Style for R/C Micro-Rock Crawlers

… Stayed up Tonight to finish a new 3D-Printed Chassis Design for Jim Fyre …

Snow-Camo Version of the Scorpion R/C Micro Rock Crawler

Snow-Camo Version of the Scorpion R/C Micro Rock Crawler

Made several different SolidWorks ‘Photo-Realistic’ Renderings to test design.

Dual-Servo Scorpion

Dual Turning Servo Concept for the ‘Scorpion’ Tribute Micro Rock Crawler

This is the new addition to the line of 3D-Printed R/C Micro Rock Crawler Toys.

Single Servo Version of the Scorpion 'Tribute' R/C Micro Rock Crawler

Single Servo Version of the Scorpion ‘Tribute’ R/C Micro Rock Crawler

The 3D-Printed Crawler Chassis concept is based off a ‘tribute’ CAD design of the real-life ‘Scorpion‘ 4×4 Rock Crawler … http://www.scorpion4x4.com/

Scorpion 4x4

Scorpion 4×4

SolidWorks has a ‘Decals’ feature for adding interesting patterns & images.

Snake-Skin Pattern Laser Cut DXF Panels Added Using SolidWorks Decal Feature

Snake-Skin Pattern Laser Cut DXF Panels Added Using SolidWorks Decal Feature

CAD designers import images as ‘Decals’ and make them a part of renderings.

Olive Green Version of the Scorpion Micro-Rock-Crawler

Olive Green Version of the Scorpion Micro-Rock-Crawler

Several DXF flat-Patterns will be created using SolidWorks and then Laser-Cut out of thin lightweight material to act as the side ‘Sheet-Metal’ panels … Vacuum Formed thin plastic parts will act as the Crawler’s Hood & Roof cover.

Rendering of Hood & Roof Created from Vacuum Formed 3D-Printed Shapes

Rendering of Hood & Roof Created from Vacuum Formed 3D-Printed Shapes

New flexible 3D-Printing materials now offer the ability to print rigid Chassis or Flexible Tube Chassis designs that will bend instead of breaking after a fall.

Used SolidWorks to Create a Scoprion Chassis Comparison Rendering

Used SolidWorks to Create a Scoprion Chassis Comparison Rendering

SolidWorks CAD Software provides fit-up & Simulation design options …

Using 'Transparent View' in SolidWorks CAD Software for 3 Chassis Comparison

Using ‘Transparent View’ in SolidWorks CAD Software for 3 Chassis Comparison

Front and Back View of the Single Servo 'Scorpion' Tribute Version

Front and Back View of the Single Servo ‘Scorpion’ Tribute Version

Personally I think it should be called ‘The Scarab’ because from the top view it looks like the Scarab Beetle the Egyptians use to Worship. ( Scarabaeus sacer )

Top-View of the Dual-Servo Version of the Mirco Rock Crawler

Top-View of the Dual-Servo Version of the Mirco Rock Crawler

A Scarab beetle is a ‘dung’ eating insect – What better to represent something that takes all the crap you give it, and eats it up, and enjoys it… *LOL* … Just like the real-life Rock Crawler. ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scarabaeus_sacer )

Scarab_Beetle

The real-life abilities of the Rock Crawler helped to inspire the Toy Design.

The 'Scorpion' Rock Crawlin' 4x4 Can Go Just About Anywhere ...

The ‘Scorpion’ Rock Crawlin’ 4×4 Can Go Just About Anywhere …

For more about the  ‘3D-Printed Toy Project’  you can view this previous post :

3D-Printed Micro R/C Crawler

–CHEERS…

Jim is now selling the Micro-Crawler Chassis on Lynx Micro Tech:
https://lynxmicrotech.wordpress.com/chassis-kits/

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4 Comments

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4 responses to “3D-Printed ‘Scorpion’ Micro-Crawler

  1. ryan

    how do i order one?

  2. Mike Loney

    Will there ever be a way to get one of these???? I have a 1/10 version of the scorpion and have a 1/36 micro crawler comp in may and need one of these for that comp.

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