[Ivan Miranda] Big 3D printed is his forte. He’s now set about printing giant blocks in the vein of LEGO Technic to build himself a full-sized rideable go kart. Although the project is still in development, [Ivan] He has made tremendous progress in his design.
3D printing huge blocks like these is a great way to quickly prototype big projects. It’s already easy to snap together a little LEGO tank, boat, or car at the small scale. It would be possible to build larger LEGO structures with bigger blocks. Plus, once you’ve got plenty of blocks, there’s no need to wait for the 3D printer to churn out parts. You can use your existing component toolbox.
[Ivan]’s design has faced some teething problems along the way. He tried to resolve various coupling issues when joining blocks in different orientations. Iteratively, he solved the problem. He realized that if he removed the offset between his beam design’s top and side holes, everything would work out perfectly. In order to try out his designs, he discovered that he could print small scale copies of his big blocks.
We love the idea to have a garage full LEGO-style blocks that are large enough for big projects. You will need a huge printer to print large quantities of LEGO-style blocks. [Ivan’s] To make them.