Formula One car model from shoeboxes

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Formula One car model from shoeboxes

Ben Wilson Design did this awesome F1 race car model entirely out of red Puma shoe boxes (for a Puma promotion). [via DudeCraft]


16 thoughts on “Formula One car model from shoeboxes

  1. Daniel T says:

    Do we think this was done with CAD somehow? I’ve seen thing like this before done with MDF using CNC machines. Not sure what the technique is called.

    Very cool however. I was surprised by its size when I watched the video!

    1. trialex says:

      Well, it definitely uses some CAD… I’m guessing they used a 3D CAD model, sliced it up (the results are called “sliceforms” – check it out on flickr), then cut using a laser cutter.

      1. Daniel T says:

        “sliceforms”, thank you googling that immediately gave me my answer. I shall now spend the rest of the evening browsing inspiration.

  2. charliex says:

    Is the US F1 in that much trouble ?

  3. RocketGuy says:

    Check on youtube for the MIT student project, hilarity ensues.

    I’ve been meaning to investigate sliceforms, thanks for the reminder Make!

  4. Humaun Kabir says:

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  5. Shayne says:

    Fantastic, what a way to use up a shoebox, and what a build….

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