With 3DRacers you can design your car online, choose from over 100, 000 variations and 3D print your model. Race with your friends (up to 1000 players simultaneously!!) with the Android/Iphone app and an automatic lap counter.
We’ll launch a Kickstarter campaign in Q1 2015, but we have already released a free preview of our cars: www.3dracers.com/editor where users can customize and 3D print for free a smaller version of our cars (without electronics).
3DRacers will be the first product ever to be distributed with digital manufacture and in collaboration with 3DHubs. This will allow us to reach the market quickly and with a small upfront investment, compared to traditional manufacture.
We have made a custom board with Atmega32u4, with a LiPo charger, RGB led, IR reflectance sensor, motor driver, and bluetooth 4.0 module.
The custom Arduino-compatible board that we'll sell
3D Printed chassis
We'll release as open source all the models and the OpenJsCad script that enable customization (even in scale, like 1/16, 1/32, ecc)
3D Printed remote
Other than with a smartphone, it's possible to drive with a 3D printed remote controller that will use another 3DRacers Pilot board, plus a custom shield, while the plastic parts will be 3D printed.
Parts kit: Motor, servo, axle
We'll sell a kit with all the parts required to build a car, but users can create their own vehichles with those parts or other, since the board is programmable with and Arduino IDE and offer servera I/O pins.