If you’ve ever played the video game Forza you probably know that it is exciting to simulate driving in some of the most rare and expensive cars. Well one boy in Boulder, Colorado was playing Forza with his dad when he found a special love for the Lamborghini Aventador. He asked his dad, who is a laser physicist, if they could build one. Oddly enough the father said “Sure.” Together they set out to create a Lamborghini Aventador out of 3d Printed Parts
The Father named Sterling Backus is the chief scientific officer at KMLabs and he decided to get right to work. The project is called the “Interceptor”. First they started by building the frame. The two made the frame out of metal for safety purposes. Together they worked with a 3d printer to create all of the body panels. He then wrapped the panels in carbon fiber to prevent issues with external heat.
Backus said that it took some time to figure how to get the prints just right. After a few prints he had the procedure down pat. So what’s powering the Lamborghini? It’s an LS1 V8 from a Corvette #lsSwapTheWorld. They have a $20,000 budget and Backus believes that they will reach it easily. This is not only a fun project that he can complete with his kids but he is also using it to promote their Science Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM) programs. As you can see in the video below they have completed 75% but there is still a lot to go.
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