SolidWorks RC Car – Ochoa Racing Team
Dream it, sketch it, print it; build it. When I was young I played with Hotwheels, when I grew older I built model cars with my brother. This project took me to another level. I got to put my imagination on paper, take my 2D sketches to 3D modeling software, print parts in plastic to test and make them fit. Designing a track car that displayed all the mechanisms and wires in a clean, organized way was challenging. After re-designing and building the suspension and chassis 3 times, I finally got it to fit the look of my sketches with the right proportions. This project taught me speed, accuracy, and confidence in SolidWorks; understanding the tolerances needed between parts and bodies that move and work together. But most importantly, it took me back in time when I used to build model cars with my brother.