A Turtle Boy of One’s Own

To buy a 3D copy of the Turtle Boy, visit Shapeways.

For files you can use to print your own Turtle Boy with a 3D printer, visit Thingiverse.

The “Boy with a Turtle” statue behind City Hall is no doubt Worcester’s greatest symbol. It was crafted from bronze in 1912 by Sherry Fry, from an original design by Charles Y. Harvey. (See also “Phantom Critics Drive Him To Suicide,” New York Times, January 29, 1912.)

We have created a 3-dimensional digital model of the Turtle Boy that can be printed on a 3D printer.

Digital Turtle Boy created by Mike Benedetti and Ben Cummings, using 123D Catch and Meshmixer. Many thanks to JAC for printing the first ABS plastic copy. Seah Chickering-Burchesky designed the Happiness Pony article.

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