Turtle Bobble Head #3DPrinting #3DThursday

decameron shared this project on Thingiverse!

I saw bobble head turtles while touring around in Hawaii. I created this design to mimic the cute designs I saw.

Print one head and one body/shell. I recommend printing the head and the first half of the body/shell the same color. Depending on your slicer settings, you can pause the body once the legs and tail have completed, then switch the color to give the shell a unique color. For me, using a .2mm (200um) layer height, I made the change at layers 28/29. Or, just paint your print as desired. Use a thin string to attach the head to the body. I recommend using a drop of super glue to hold the string to each piece.

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Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at Adafruit! The DIY 3D printing community has passion and dedication for making solid objects from digital models. Recently, we have noticed electronics projects integrated with 3D printed enclosures, brackets, and sculptures, so each Thursday we celebrate and highlight these bold pioneers!

Have you considered building a 3D project around an Arduino or other microcontroller? How about printing a bracket to mount your Raspberry Pi to the back of your HD monitor? And don’t forget the countless LED projects that are possible when you are modeling your projects in 3D!

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