When I was 4 years old I was hooked on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles TV show. One of my favorite characters was Donatello because he made all of the cool ninja turtles inventions. In particular, I really liked the Turtlrecom which was a video call cellphone (pretty ahead of its time since the show aired in 1987). So as a 4 years old fan I decided to mimic the Turtlecom and be the coolest ninja turtle in the kindergarten. In this tutorial, I will take you through the steps of making your own Turtlecom.
- Scotch tape
- Plastic knife and fork
- White paper
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Step 1: Draw the 1st Half of the Turtlecom Body
Use the pen to draw on the cardboard. Draw a hexagon shape on the cardboard then draw inside of it a trapeze that takes roughly half of the hexagon, from the edges of the smaller trapeze base draw lines to the top. Or just try to make it look like a turtle shell.
Step 2: Cut the Shape From the Cardboard
Step 3: Prepare the 2nd Half of the Turtlecom Body
Use the 1st half as a template to draw the 2nd half, then cut it from the cardboard.
Step 4: Patch the Turtlecom Halves Together
Cut the head of the plastic knife, you will remain with a plastic stick. Use the scotch tape to tape each end of the stick to one of the Turtlecom halves.
Step 5: Draw the Screen
Put the Turtlecom body on the paper and use it as a template to measure and draw the screen rectangle.
Now you can draw the inside of the screen area, try to draw some cool buttons and knobs.
Step 6: Place the Screen
Cut the screen from the paper and tape it to the backside of the Turtlecom.
Step 7: Color the Turtlecom
Use the markers to add some color to the Turtlecom.
Step 8: Connect the Antennas
Cut the plastic fork as shown in the picture and tape the edges at the back of the device.
Step 9: Call April O'Neil
Use your imagination and call April O'Neil.