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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  1. Hello —

    I’m Abby Brinn, a graduate student intern at the Watertown Free Public Library (WFPL). Right now we’re working on putting together a library zine collection with the goal of highlighting local history and local organizations as well as social advocacy.

    We would love the opportunity to include your zines in our collection. Is there any information you could give me about how you handle purchases of your zines? Please let me know how you’d like me to proceed if this is something that you’d be interested in!

    We are also putting together a Zine Fest on October 2nd to celebrate our zinesters and showcase their work for the public to explore. Tables will be free to all of our zinesters — if this is something you’d be interested in please let me know and provide an email to best reach you, and I can send along additional information.


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