An awesome 3D printed rubber band powered car has been created called the Cirin that is capable of reaching speeds of up to 30mph and is also remote controlled for extra precision.
The Cirin rubber band powered car has been designed and created by Max Greenberg, Sameer Yeleswarapu and Ian Cullimore and was biologically inspired say the team of engineers.
The Cirin RC car has been designed as part of the formula E race, at Art Center College of Design and is powered by a 16-foot rubber band. Once set lose the Cirin is capable of reaching speeds of up to 30 mph for a few hundred feet. Its design team explain a little more :
“We focused on creating a vehicle that would combine all of our past engineering education with the sculpture and industrial design skills we have acquired at art center,”-“We drew inspiration from mid 1950’s formula 1 cars as well as the truss structures found inside the bones of a birds wing. These structure are both light and rigid, ideal properties for the car we wanted to design”
The rubber band powered car is controlled using two servos that enable braking and steering and the mechanical layout was created using Solidworks. Using a combination of rhino and T-splines to develop the biologically-influenced truss form, manufacturing of the body was sponsored by Advanced 3D Printing.
For more information on the awesome Cirin RC car jump over to the Design Boom website for details via the link below.
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