Step 1: cut our the plastic parts using a laser cutter. The original car was produced using laser cut cardboard (which was later switched to wood because or durability.) The shape files for many of the old maker racers can be found here.
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The Maker Racer MK4 was the last maker racer that did not use plastic gears or a 3D plastic printed spring. It was simple and actually did a really goo job of racing (unlike the limited performance offered by the later versions.) In honor of this feisty little race car, I want to walk you through all of the steps of its creation.
Step 4: After printing out all of the parts, its time to put them all together! For instructions on how do do this, click here to check out our instructable for the Maker Racer MK4