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I think we can all agree, life would become much more interesting if I launched a turtle shell at you every once and a while.
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.
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.
Full Assembly Instructions and parts list are provided in Turtle Shell Racer HP v1.pdf
This video shows how to extract the donor components you will need from the Cheap RC Car: http://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.
Turtle Shell Racer High Power Edition by Skimbal is licensed under the Attribution - Non-Commercial - Share Alike license.
So what's this mean?
We're sure Skimbal would love to see what you've printed - take a photo and share it on Thingiverse as a Make.
To post a Make simply visit this Thing again and click I Made One to start uploading your photo. You can also download the Thingiverse Mobile app (available via Google Play and Apple App Store) to take a photo and upload your Make right from the app!