Makerbot EV Wheel Coins and Horn

Posted by admin April 21st, 2012

The wheels on my EV GT-40 have wheel caps that were purchased without any identifying company insignias. It was time to do something special. Using 3D Studio Max I designed a coin that would fit perfectly.

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Blank Wheel Caps

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The final Makerbot made wheel coins in place


From 3D Studio I outputed an STL file which I gave to my 16 year old son Andy. Using this file he loaded it into the Makerbot 3D printer that he had built from a kit. The Makerbot uses a plastic filament that is fed into a heated extruder tip. This tip, controlled by the computer and stepper motors, lays down layers of the plastic to print out objects.

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The Coins Design loaded in the Makerbot software

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The Makerbot Software

The Makerbot 3D Plastic Printer my son Andy built

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The Letters Painted in Silver

Makerbot made coin sized for the Horn Button

If you have a Makerbot and would like to make a set of EV coins for your electric car, visit Thingaverse where the final STL files are posted.

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The EVGT-40

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