Turtle Shell Racer High Power Edition
by Skimbal, published
But it's no fun if I'm the only one with a shell to launch. Therefore,
**Turtle Shells for Everybody!!!**
All you have to do is print it out and assemble!
The Turtle Shell Racer is as fully 3d printable as I can make it using my Makerbot Cupcake CNC and its MK5 Extruder. The pdf file contains full assembly instructions and a parts list. This is a very ambitious project; expect to spend some time on it.
Video of the Shells in action at CCCKC:
UPDATE Sept 26th
I have uploaded the modifications I made to the shells for the NYC Maker Faire.
Wheely Bar.stl - This replaces the rear axle brackets.stl with a wheely bar, which allows awesome wheelys!
New stearing Link.stl - This new link replaces the old steering linkage.stl. It is designed to capture one of the servo horns and allow a better connection between the servo and the steering.
Recent Commentsview all
I've got it going pretty good now. I haven't finished assembling a full car yet, just got the rest of the components. I have printed out 6 of them though! All different color schemes plus a couple combos of my own. I seem to have the most trouble with the bottom shell parts and having them stay flat to the table but I keep trying. Some lift so bad I don't think I can use them. Tried lots of things and I think I have a pretty reliable technique now. Anyway, I just wanted to say thanks for producing this for the community and kudos for the most fun thing here on Thingiverse. I will post pics of my makes once I get one fully assembled. I do have one question: I think someone asked if there was a shell top done without spikes. I've looked but I haven't seen one. Do you think you will do one? I have no skill in the arts department or I would try. Thanks again!
This project is predates Makeware/Slicer and may need some TLC for Makerware and Slice to read. Try feeding the file through the Netfabb repair tool, http://cloud.netfabb.com/
Liked Byview all
Give a Shout Out
This video shows how to extract the donor components you will need from the Cheap RC Car: youtu.be/8Xwk1HcKCJo
UPDATE: The Electronics Supplement to the instructions is now available. The file is called'TSR - Electronics Supplement.pdf" It contains a shopping list of parts, assembly instructions, and trouble shooting tips.
You must be logged in to post a comment.