We are five German product design students from the University of Applied Science Coburg. Our goal was to build an almost fully 3D printed vehicle powered only by an electric drill. The University of applies Sciences and Art HAWK Hildesheim invites every two years to a Cordless Drill Race “Akkuschrauberrennen”, where students from Germany, Poland and Netherlands develop and build race bikes, to compete with each other in a race.
The challenge this time was to 3D print a vehicle, stable enough for a human driver. We developed, designed, executed and assembled our bike in less than three month. With the teamname Toxic and the scorpion as reference, the concept of our racer was born. With the help of some sponsors, we were able to produce our unique race bike just in time.
Competing against 10 other student teams, team Toxic reached the 4th Position of the race and won the second price for the best overall impression, judged by the audience.