With 3D printing already going through different variations, Colorado-based Physicist with his sons helps develop a Batmobile Lookalike.
Sterling Backus is no ordinary man. He is a scientist at KMLabs Inc. He is building a Lamborghini Aventador through 3D printing technology. The version of this Lambo will be Batmobile themed.
Sterling got the idea from his own son of this Batmobile. Whilst his son was playing ‘Forza’ a car racing game, Backus was enthralled by the idea of building a supercar similar to the game. Thus, he made that thought into reality.
Only the Frame of the car, Batmobile is made of steel, this precaution was necessary as it is the body of Car. Rest all parts of Batmobile including interiors and the panels are 3D printed and not handmade.
The engine has been taken from a Chevrolet Corvette as it is one of the best engine. This engine will be from a model of the year 2003. The engine couldn’t be 3D printed obviously.
The real Lamborghini is too beyond the scope of a normal middle-class family, but Sterling is trying to keep the price of the car somewhat near 20,000$. This will make the car, Batmobile affordable. Also, Sterling intends to raise awareness among children regarding science.
The car, Batmobile is 75% complete says Backus, once done he intends to take this Batmobile to local school hoping that it will inspire children to follow science more and become scientists. This is a big achievement in itself.
Sterling’s son is 11 y/o and he helps as much as he can. Sterling comments,
“He’s an 11-year-old, so he’s got other things he wants to do as well,”
Further, Sterling added,
“We think we’ll get it on the road probably in about an October timeframe. I would say — about 75 per cent complete,”
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