3D Printed Coaster with Scale Physics

Thursday, December 30, 2021 10:57 AM

This was in my "for you" feed in Google News (they know me, man). A dude 3D printed a roller coaster and installed a motor on the train with a wireless control system that allows it to run with realistic scaled-down physics. It also has a working transfer track and the entire thing is controlled by a web app that he runs on his iPad. This gave me a nerdgasm so I figured some of y'all would enjoy it as well.

3D Printed Model Roller Coaster Accurately Simulates the Real Thing

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Thursday, December 30, 2021 11:10 AM
Jeff's avatar

It's crazy what you can make yourself, at home these days. I wish I had the CAD skills to design and print that stuff.


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Thursday, December 30, 2021 11:30 AM
ApolloAndy's avatar

That's a really cool project, but the final outcome is a little...underwhelming? I 10000% appreciate the engineering it took to build that, but the actual train navigating the track doesn't look like much.


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Thursday, December 30, 2021 11:41 AM
kpjb's avatar

Ugh. One train? Capacity sucks.


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Thursday, December 30, 2021 11:44 AM
ApolloAndy's avatar

Too short, too many trims, etc.


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Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."

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Thursday, December 30, 2021 11:50 AM

3D printed coaster that you can't ride > RRR

(Just making sure we cover all of the memes.)


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Thursday, December 30, 2021 11:55 AM
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Was the printer black?


Hobbes: "What's the point of attaching a number to everything you do?"
Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."

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Thursday, December 30, 2021 12:10 PM
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Not enough trees.


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Thursday, December 30, 2021 12:54 PM
ApolloAndy's avatar

Actually, how has nobody mentioned that this isn’t even a coaster.


Hobbes: "What's the point of attaching a number to everything you do?"
Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."

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Thursday, December 30, 2021 2:01 PM
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bigboy said:

3D printed coaster that you can't ride > RRR

(Just making sure we cover all of the memes.)

You kid, but that's still accurate.


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Thursday, December 30, 2021 3:52 PM

You guys and your jokes but let's be serious for a second. RRR is easily the best Evanescence-playing roller coaster in Orlando.

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Thursday, December 30, 2021 5:15 PM

“I’ve been queuing for 3D Printed Coaster 1 For Ages!”

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Thursday, December 30, 2021 6:38 PM
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If you really needed a 3D Printed Coaster 1, you’d already have one.

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Thursday, December 30, 2021 10:04 PM

But seriously (like I should be the one, right?), I’m grateful that there finally is a coaster model that accurately simulates the actual physics and forces of a real roller coaster.

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Thursday, December 30, 2021 10:37 PM

Looks boring.

In all seriousness, I'm curious how many spools of PLA he used to make this. I got into 3d printing last year and one of the first things I looked for was a roller coaster model to print but never got anything to work. This is pretty cool!

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