Turtle Shell Racer – High Power Edition by Skimbal

Update: Bre here, Skimbal is an awesome designer who has just really impressed everyone in the MakerBot community. I’m excited to announce that we just hired him to make awesome projects and document them here at MakerBot Industries full time. He’ll be moving to Brooklyn to design, make, and document awesome MakerBottable things. To say we’re excited at MakerBot to bring him on board is an serious understatement. Be prepared for more Skimbal awesomeness coming soon to a MakerBot near you!

Turtle Shell Racer – High Power Edition by Skimbal

Turtle Shell Racer – High Power Edition by Skimbal

We got a glimpse of Skimbal’s Turtle Shell Racers in a recent photo from the Detroit MakerFaire, but a picture is even better.  If you ever had a doubt about the raw potential and power inherent in the humble MakerBot Cupcake CNC, please allow such misconceptions to be thusly dispelled.  Besides the incredible amount of work that went into designing and printing these, Skimbal obviously put a lot of work into the documentation as well.  He’s included all the STL’s files you’d need to print one, a list of materials, a PDF of how to assemble them, and, of course, a few videos of them in action!  Well done, sir!  Well done!

Go download the files for the Turtle Shell Racers at Thingiverse. Bonus! Download the awesome instructional booklet!

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  • peter
    August 5, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    this is fucking awesome!

  • Jestin
    August 5, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    Concerning Bre’s announcement in the update, here is Skimbal giving an interview about losing his job as an architect:

    It’s awesome to hear things worked out so well for such a talented individual.

  • Rich Jones
    August 5, 2011 at 5:40 pm


    Best job in the world – design and print awesome stuff all day!

    Skimball has shown so much talent for so long, and this is the best one yet. Great call, MakerBot team!

  • GeoDelGonzo
    August 6, 2011 at 1:10 am

    Everything about this article and the story within Jestin’s comment… I LIKE!
    Skimbal’s work is awesome and its great to see it be appreciated.

    Congrats Skimbal on your new job at Makerbot Industries 🙂

  • Linkreincarnate
    August 7, 2011 at 1:12 am

    That is so epic! congrats Skimbal!

  • Ryan
    August 8, 2011 at 10:14 am

    So great that you guys picked him up. I’m excited about seeing more BIG projects.

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  • Tom
    August 8, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    Stories like these is what makes companies not just sympathetic, but awesome.
    Especially the fact you hired him for doing what he does bet – and not just as a packaging grunt.
    I’m looking forward to seeing epic new things to print!

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