Skip to comments.Colorado father and son make their own Lamborghini with 3D printer
Posted on 10/04/2019 10:54:53 AM PDT by Red Badger
Oct. 4 (UPI) -- A Colorado physicist is putting his scientific expertise to a practical purpose -- using a 3D printer to build a Lamborghini with his 11-year-old son.
Erie resident Sterling Backus and his son, Xander, 11, started work on their full-size, working model of an Italian supercar -- specifically the Lamborghini Aventador -- when the boy asked his father if it was possible.
"One day I said to him, hey can we build one of those?" Xander Backus told WCNC-TV.
Sterling Backus said his background as a "gear head" has thus far been more helpful than his training as as a physicist.
The car won't be a proper Lamborghini, it contains a Corvette V8 engine and various parts procured from a junkyard, including Porsche components, but Backus said it will look like the real thing.
The father and son recently posted video of the vehicle going for a short drive test.
The duo said they hope their project will inspire more kids to get interested in STEM education.
"Okay you may hate math, you may not like science, you may not like language arts, you may not even like art, but it all comes together with this one project," Xander Backus said.
Free Lamborghini PING!...........................
Tim the Tool Man is on his way to Colorado.
Cool! Now do 747.
No need to go to UPI
Gonna need a bigger printer....................
What a great thing for Father-Son bonding.
It sure beats Lincoln Logs, or playing more Angry Birds.
They have $20k into it...
Cheaper than a new Mustang!...................
“.stl” is a common file extension for 3D printer files.
Just saying... print me up a Batmobile!
Oh, okay. I thought you had posted some work command by accident. I’ve done that...............
You can 3d print a chrome-moly crankshaft?
Well, they did buy some ‘junk’ parts...................
I don’t care what you call it. If it’s got a chevy engine, it’s a chevy.
True, it’s just like those Bradley GTs back in the 70’s......still a VW..................
Good old American Injunity. This why we won WWII and the Cold War... in spite of political treason.
An impressive project nevertheless.
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