Print My Ride – A 3D Printed Roller Coaster
This is the best project ever!
A 3DPrinted Roller Coaster? For a while, I’ve been stalking this project. Checking all pictures, videos, and stories on Instagram.
This guy from print_my_ride got 3DPrinting and robotics to a new level.
And today they release the STL’s for you to build one too.
I was able to reach Matthew James, one of the masters that worked on this awesome project, and had the amazing opportunity to get an interview with him.
print_my_ride – Interview
1) Where the idea came from?
2) Why use 3DPrinting?
With all this interest in Roller Coasters and experience with 3DPrinters, a 3DPrinted Roller Coaster was bound to happen!
3) How difficult was to design and build this Roller Coaster? What was the most challenging part?
4) What kind of electronics is in this project?
5) How many kilos/pounds of filament was used for this project?
6) How big is it?
7) What was your motivation for leaving the files accessible on MyMiniFactory(MMF)?
8) What is the next project you’ll be working on?
The 3D Printable Roller Coaster Files – For download
You don’t have the slightest idea about how excited I’m about this project! It’s so awesome, that ‘awesome’ don’t get close to the feelings that I have for this art that Matt has done!
If you want to get to know about them, stay tuned to their Instagram account: print_my_ride
If anyone has questions on the assembly of the coaster (if they are building it themselves) just shoot me a message on Instagram and I will see if I can help out.
Let me know in the comments below what you think about this project and if you have the courage to print this Roller Coaster and start your own amusement park.
I found out a video on Youtube about the project! \o/
Check out my previous post: Turn On the Lights: 3DPrinted Lamps
That’s all folks! <3
Super inspiring and well done!
Yeah, Matt is awesome!
Absolutely ingenuity to the fore….you guys leave me way behind
That looks great! And fun to build (if the 3D printer is working like it should). I wonder if this has to be done on an SLA 3D printer (for the lack of supports) or any type printer can handle this? I got excited when I looked up the electronics he listed for this project. I didn’t know they could be bought for that cheap! After trying this out I’d love to use what I learned to make other things that “move” and have actions from motors and servos. I have LOTS of heavy lifting servos already so maybe I can start small before trying to tackle something like this! That may be better since I’m not that experienced yet!…haha. I love seeing neat stuff like this made from 3D printers! It just makes me think of all the possibilities that are out there having a 3Dprinter!!
the printed parts does not look done on sla
Cool! I’d try it
Wow! So much Inspiration here!
This is incredible! I would love to print it though I am not sure where I would be able to keep it.
This is really impressive! Far beyond my level, but very inspiring!
Real nice job and shows me there is still a long way to go with my own designs but I am encouraged, just got a CReality CR10
That looked like a lot of fun to build
Based on Matt inspiration, I think that was 10% work, 90% of fun! Thanks for the comment!
Very impressive. Good luck in your endeavor. Interesting read. Thank you.
That is amazing how this all works and what you can do with a 3D printer.
What a great thing to do!
It really looks like a fun project, if I had the time I would like to make something similar only using marbles or something smaller.
Impressive, 22 kg and 450 hours, that’s some serious dedication!
Such a funny sounding idea to ride a ‘3D printed roller coaster’, but a great one for the kids. I never anticipated my desktop 3D printer to be capable of such an invention.