It is my Birthday this week ~ So I thought I would give a gift to others 🙂
For about a year and a half … I have been contacted and asked almost daily for the CAD 3D-Printing STL files for one of these R/C Micro Rock Crawlers.
… So I redesigned the R1-Tribute Version in SolidWorks …
This Crawler was for my own personal use until Jim finished with the versions he will be selling online … Many different Chassis & Wheel Rim Options
… Also designed a new type of Controller & Battery Mount …
The Crawler’s roof is also an inner mount for the Losi Controller & Battery …
One of my Losi Controllers is a little small than the other so made an additional tighter version of the Roof Controller & Battery mount
Added custom wider front & rear suspension & shock mounts …
This 3D-Printed Chassis, and the additional crawler parts, are designed for use with the Losi 1/24 Scale Micro Rock Crawler RTR
Of course, it is much quicker and easier, and more economical to purchase the Losi Crawler and then make creative additional modifications to it 🙂
If you click on the image below it will link you to the Losi Website 🙂
Once the Chassis & Parts were tested within the SolidWorks CAD Model, I then went ahead and printed out the Chassis on the AFINIA H-479 3D-Printer
The AFINIA 3D-Printer Software figures out everything for you and knows where to put in the support material while printing … all you have to to is press PRINT and come back later when it is done … YES … It is that easy!!
AFINIA H-Series 3D-Printer ~ http://www.afinia.com/
Once I had the Chassis done, then 3D-Printed the other parts …
These are how the parts look directly off the 3D-Printer after the support material has been removed … it even printed the small 1mm diameter holes!!
Everything fit as expected thanks to pre-testing in the Solidworks model …
Here are several more views of the assembled Chassis and Roof mount …
The bottom Center Mount fit well and widened the Chassis for more space
The battery easily clicks in and out of the chassis to allow for charging
The 3D-Printed ABS plastic is flexible enough so the chassis doesn’t break
*** UPDATE ***
If You Want the Real Thing ~ CHECK OUT JIM’s NEW ITEMS AT:
The Photo above shows the real-world parts by Lynx Micro Tech
Jim is now selling the Micro-Crawler Chassis on Shapeways:
Also Wheel Rims and other 3D-Printed Parts … Yay!!
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