3D-Printable Turbo!

As you all know, we got a new mascot for the Digilent MakerSpace. He is a happy, little barrel-shaped robot named Turbo. So far, Turbo has only been a 2-dimensional mascot.

 

He did get to experience life as a 3D-printable cookie cutter, but now he has fully entered the 3-dimensional world. Not only do we have one 3D Turbo, but we have several. I designed one on Tinkercad, then Larissa and Garret Mace designed theirs, not realizing that I had already made one. Here are all of our different interpretations of Turbo:

All the Turbos hanging out on the 3D printer.
All the Turbos hanging out on the 3D printer.
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Getting up close and personal with the Turbos.

When I designed Turbo, I wanted his arms and legs to be mobile so that he could have a variety of different positions. Here is Turbo before he was painted. I added pipe cleaners to hold on his head and for his antenna, arms, and legs.

My version of Turbo getting ready to be painted.
My version of Turbo getting ready to be painted.

Since we only had 3D filament in green, I decided I had to paint him to show his true colors. I covered up his logo on his chest so that he could still have the green penrose triangle.

Turbo looking a little rough after painting.
Turbo looking a little rough after painting.
After peeling off the tape, Turbo is ready to meet the world!
After peeling off the tape, Turbo is ready to meet the world!

I loaded all of the files to print my interpretation of Turbo here.

 

Larissa’s version was hollow and had a successful antenna and arms.

Larissa's Turbo with antenna.
Larissa’s Turbo with antenna.
Larissa's Turbo with arms.
Larissa’s Turbo with arms.

Garrett Mace from Macetech LLC, printed a fully 3D printable turbo complete with legs. He interpreted the legs in a way that made Turbo able to stand on his own.

Garrett's Turbo, with antenna, arms and wheels.
Garrett’s Turbo, with antenna, arms, and wheels.

If you have a different interpretation of Turbo, we’d love to see and hear about it in the comments section!

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