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RC Land Yacht Filmed Weaving Down a Hill

April 20, 2016

In last weeks RC Land Yacht Update I had been modifying the steering mechanism and had just managed to 3D print a tyre which I’d designed. This little 3D printed land yacht looked quite functional now, although still being without a sail it’s still really a soap box racer as it needs gravity to power it. […]

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3D Printed RC Land Yacht Steering Mods and New Tyres

April 10, 2016

In my last 3D Printed Land Yacht update I included a YouTube video demonstrating the steering mechanism in action. When I posted this to my 3D Printing Facebook Group someone pointed out that I might need to angle the steering axle, for a couple of reasons. The first is to create some positive caster which will make the […]

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Magnetic 3D Printing PLA Filament from Graphene 3D

April 6, 2016

Most of the 3D printing that has been going on ever since the additive manufacturing technology was introduced has been the printing of cheap plastic parts. Definitely 3D printing of plastic objects and parts has had a huge impact in revealing to the world the potential that the technology has in completely transforming traditional manufacturing. […]

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First Prototype of RC Land Yacht with Steering

April 3, 2016

In my last 3D Printed RC Land Yacht Blog Post I had only just began doing some research and designing a few parts. My goal since last week has been to have a basic rolling chassis up and running, hopefully with working steering. After staying up until 3am a few times with OpenSCAD I have just about managed it. […]

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Designing and 3D Printing a Radio Controlled Land Yacht

March 30, 2016

Mid way though January I decided that I needed a new 3D printing challenge. Although I’ve always taken on mini challenges, designing and 3D printing some cool stuff, I thought it was time I made myself accountable for a bigger challenge. I chose to build Daniel Norees amazing OpenRC Formula 1 Car which would involve a […]

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Designing a NinjaFlex Bumper for the OpenRC F1 Car

March 9, 2016

As I’m sure you’re aware by now, the 3D printed OpenRC Formula 1 car designed by Daniel Noree is pretty awesome. When I committed to building this car myself I did say I’d also try to make a few tweaks/modifications to it, once it was up and running. It’s certainly up and running now, as […]

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