3D artist 3D Sanago has taken an unconventional approach to building a go-kart by relying on 3D printing pens instead of traditional CAD modeling and 3D printing technology. The project began with the purchase of a basic RC car frame, serving as the foundation for the kart’s structure. Unlike conventional methods, 3D Sanago manually crafted a wireframe and individual flat panels using a 3D printing pen, which were then fused together into 3D trusses to form the kart’s skeleton. This unique hands-on technique allowed the artist to showcase remarkable dexterity and creativity in the design and fabrication process.
For the outer skin of the go-kart, 3D Sanago opted for a pragmatic approach by affixing sections of foam board to the wireframe, avoiding the usual meticulous surface filling technique. This deviation demonstrates the artist’s adaptability and innovation during the fabrication process. The wheels and tires were creatively crafted using an acrylic-and-mousepad combination, showcasing 3D Sanago’s ability to explore unconventional materials for different parts of the go-kart. Overall, the project stands out not only for its impressive manual approach but also for highlighting the versatility of 3D printing pens in creating functional and visually appealing objects.