Three students at the Art Centre College of Design in Pasadena have created this stunning radio controlled car from 3D printed plastics and carbon fibre that is being propelled using a 16 foot long elastic band.
Named the Cirin, this awesome vehicle has been designed and built by Max Greenberg, Ian Cullimore and Sameer Yeleswarapu to take part in the Formula E race at the art centre. The cars engine is a 16-foot long rubber band contained in a carbon fibre tube that runs the full length of the vehicle. This rubber horse power allows the car to reach a top speed of around 30 mph for around 100 metres. A bunch of battery powered electronics are used on-board for breaking, steering and wireless communications with its controller.
Manufacturing of the body was sponsored by 3D printing company Solidconcepts, and utilises a process called selective laser sintering using a proprietary nylon powder formulation. The single unibody construction ensures controlled tolerances of mechanical components and just about removes the need for fasteners. The bio-truss structure is built to withstand extreme stresses put on the frame by the wound band.