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Hungry Hungry Turtle

by actruncale Sep 21, 2017
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He's not the only one obsessed with turtles! Look at my profile picture!

Very cool design! I am relatively new to printing, and have been trying to use up some spare ABS to print a couple of these for my 2yo twins. I can't get the ABS to handle the overhangs of the shells (top and bottom) printing upside down like you have them in the files without warping terribly. Have you had any luck with this design in ABS? Should I just give it up and try PLA?

The top shell prints flawlessly on my printer. The bottom shell was a little rough. If you can't get it print right try adding supports. I've printed in both PLA and ABS.

Thank you for your response. Yes, the bottom shell was giving me more problems than the top. I just flipped them over and am printing with support material in all of the tracks. It will be a bit more of a chore to remove, but it is giving me a good finish on the exterior of the shells. I'll post in the Made section once it is finished. Thanks again.

I noticed the pins included with the gear are too long. I'll post an update tomorrow. The pins by themselves are the right length though.

some pieces look really similar to the squishy turtle by jakejake

It kind of gave me inspiration. All my pieces are %100 designed by me though :)

I was going to try and replicate the legs, but I needed a sturdy base for the gear movement.