MRC24 3D-Printed Micro Rock Crawler

3D printing has allowed creators to design and make issues that will have been troublesome or unimaginable earlier than. Whereas the MRC24 – a Mico Rock Crawler in a roughly 1/24th scale – by maker Unboxingexperience7 might doubtless be made with conventional machining and/or crafting strategies, utilizing a 3D printer facilitates issues properly. It additionally signifies that others can replicate it at house with just a few button pushes (plus a non-trivial meeting and setup course of).

As proven within the video beneath, the construct begins with Unboxingexperience7 laying out elements on the printing floor, that are then printed on what seems to be a really cool customized FDM printer setup. Components are printed with a 99% infill utilizing helps, and there’s a good quantity of cleanup concerned after the printer finishes.

The rock crawler’s mechanical construction encompasses a shock and linkage setup that provides it a formidable vary of motion between the entrance and rear axles. 4 N20 motors drive every wheel independently, and a three-channel RC setup allows variable energy distribution between the entrance and rear wheels. It may also be pushed with a two-channel RC setup if you happen to’re keen to forgo this characteristic.

Whereas the system’s construction is spectacular to have a look at, it’s onerous to actually recognize it in photos alone. The video beneath exhibits the development and setup course of, and an out of doors demo initially. Nevertheless, the climbing potential proven within the sofa/pillow demo at round 14:00 is reasonably unbelievable and may even push you to create your personal!