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