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Hi This time I will show you how I did the Tortoise. It was easier to be done because it has a simple movement to collect and stretch the neck.

This was an animal I made for the presentation of my daughter because it also represents one of the most smuggled animals and also suffer a lot of abuse. When buying one of these, make sure you know where the animal originated. Otherwise you probably will be financing and encouraging the smuggling of wild animals.

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skeleton:



working:



 
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Step 1: Materials:


- Figure of the Tortoise (free): http://www.yamaha-motor.co.jp/global/entertainment/papercraft/animal-global/yellowfooted/

- 8 sheets of A4 paper (the file is only two but I need to print in poster format, 4 pages per sheet for the sea turtle is a little bigger)

- Two wooden clothes pins

- Pieces of balsa wood * 3mm (Ferry because he had used but can be used cardboard 0.5 mm)

- A Styrofoam tray (those which are the slices of cheese on the market)

- A servomotor with a plastic coat hanger

- Two bolts with nuts and washers (of about 6 cm)

- A strip of  velcro (6 x 3cm)

- Programed Arduino, brotoboard, wires, batteries, servo lead Connection

- Glue, hot glue, instant glue, scissors, ruler, pliers, etc ...

Step 2: Assembling the parts of the tortoise

Picture of Assembling the parts of the tortoise

Paste the 8 leaves, cut, assemble the parts isegundo the order described below.

Paste the following pieces and book:

- 1.2 and 3

- 5:07

- 6:08

- 9

- 10

- 11

- 12

Note: no need to use the part number 4
you should try and make a walking one.
PeckLauros (author)  wjohnson.20192 years ago
Good idea!
really cool project.
Mistwalker3 years ago
You are not necessarily supporting animal abuse or smuggling by purchasing a tortoise. There are a wide variety of tortoise species in the world, some of which can be imported legally, and plenty of which are bred in captivity for sale as pets. You can purchase a captively bred tortoise, and thus not be taking animals from the wild, or supporting smuggling. Just make sure you know where the animal originated. Also, be sure you really want a tortoise. They're expensive, most grow large, and need lots of room and very specific care.

Nifty instructable, anyway.
Ya I agree!But its still a really cool project!
PeckLauros (author)  Mistwalker3 years ago
Thanks to share those information with us!
tnolan23 years ago
What a great idea! I went to the link to print the turtle and downloaded the pdf, but can't open the file without a password. SO sad.... can you help?
PeckLauros (author)  tnolan23 years ago
Hi. There's no password needed. Its free. try again:

http://www.yamaha-motor.co.jp/global/entertainment/papercraft/animal-global/yellowfooted/
Honus3 years ago
That's great! My boys would love this so I might just have to give it a go. :)
PeckLauros (author)  Honus3 years ago
Thank you! Loved doing. I bet you will too.
ChrysN3 years ago
Great project! The turtle looks awesome.
PeckLauros (author)  ChrysN3 years ago
Thanks. I liked too
crapflinger3 years ago
you included software code, but not any kind of controller in your parts list or instructions. what controller is being used? is it attached to the final model or do you just plug it in to the servo whenever you want to use it?
PeckLauros (author)  crapflinger3 years ago
Thank you. The problem was that I created this walkthrough at work and was late. I forgot to put the Arduino. Thanks for reminding me.
randofo3 years ago
This is awesome! Do you need any help embedding the videos into your intro step?
PeckLauros (author)  randofo3 years ago
No thanks. The problem was that I created this walkthrough at work and it had no access to youtube.