Introduction: How to Make a Totally Sweet Jump.
I want to take my little motorcycle off a sweet jump. This is a quasi-scientific (structurally sound, anyway) way to make a totally awesome ramp that you can launch off of with your bike or small motorcycle.
Leaning a piece of plywood on a milk crate is good and all, but as I am an adult with health insurance, a computer and access to CNC equipment, I want to make a solid launch that won't recreate the scene from Napoleon Dynamite.
I used Tinkercad to create a simple wedge ramp model that fit to particular dimensions that I wanted. I'm only a little redneck, so my jump is only going to be around 9" high.
Then you can take the model into 123D Make to create a cross-sectioned model that will glue together and be really really sturdy.
3'x4' 1/8" masonite board
Step 1: Draw It in Tinkercad.
Now you have a solid model of your ramp. You can take it to 123D Make by downloading from Tinkercad
Under the Design menu, click Download for 3D Printing and save the file as an STL on your computer.
Step 2: Get the Plans in 123D Make.
You will also have to redefine your model's size (remember, we scaled down) - just plug in one of your original, full size dimensions, while Uniform Scale is selected.
This part is kinda fun to play with. I made the ramp with interlocked slices for strength. You can set how many slices you want in either direction. I went with 5 crossed with 5. As you alter the object, you can see how much material you will use on the right side.
When you finish, click "Get Plans". That will allow you to export the plans as an EPS, PDF or DXF file.
Step 3: Cut It Out.
Step 4: Glue It Up.
I used some Gorilla glue and cinder blocks then just let it sit overnight.
To finish, just cut your 3/16" masonite (hardboard) to the dims and glue it on. Remember to put the smooth side DOWN, so the tires won't slip.
Have fun, wear a helmet.