Ballon Car 3d design inspired by NEMO workshop in Amsterdam

in design •  3 months ago

We went last weekend to the NEMO Science Museum in Amsterdam and had a lot of fun seeing all the different Exhibitions from constructions, laboratory to world of shapes.

One particular workshop that caught my attention was building a Ballon Car with the boys. It was a very simple but great design and inspired me to do something similar with 3d printing.

Mini me with the Ballon Car we build at NEMO in Amsterdam

Once home I started up Fusion360 and worked on a little car that can be printed for the kids and will hopefully perform much better than the one we build at NEMO. After a few hours of trial and error I finished the design.


So the idea is to attached a ballon to one side of the car and blow up the ballon on the other side. Once you filled the ballon you place the car on the ground and the deflating air will cause the car to move forward.

View from Top
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Wireframe View
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Since I also wanted to have a wallpaper of the design I imported the file into Blender, added some lighting and finally rendered the scene (with 800 samples).

First Render

Second (favorite) Render with split parts

I still need to make some changes before I can 3d print the car but once done I will upload the parts to my Thingiverse page for free download.

I wish you all the best and a great start into 2018.


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thanks for sharing, happy 2018!


Thank you very much!

That looks great. Douing something like that with the kids is what sparks there interest when they grow older!

This is awesome and a fun project ! I would love to make one of these cars for my nephews:)


Thank you, yes this is definitely fun and the kids love it.

That seems to be really cool one :D thanks for sharing
Happy New Year


Happy new year to you too!

Thanks . I always feel smarter after reading your posts. Please keep sharing your thoughts. interesting post


Thank you.

Happy Suucessful Year - Amazing construction


Thank you!

Really interesting info about Ballon Car , Thanks for sharing


I am happy you like it, thank you.

Happy New Year 2018
If it didn't bring you joy
just leave it behind
Let's ring in the new year
with good thing in mind....

Let every bad memory
That brought heartache and pain
And let's turn new leaf
with the smell of new rain...

Let's forget past mistakes
Making amends for this year
sending you these greetings
to bring you hope and cheer

Thank you for being one of the people
who made this world a wonderful place to live in.
I pray that you’ll be blessed with good health, security, success, peace and joy.
Happy New Year 2018 to @tarekadam sir and your family


Thank you very much, happy new year to you too.

wow this is very creative..i should give a try :) thanks for sharing

Hey that looks really cool. The kids are gonna love it.

excellent design... wonderful art.. nice post... thanks for sharing


Thank you very much.

very nice. informative and interesting...


I am glad you like it.

I did miss your post :), nice design this will be a nice print..

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