Testing Rapid Whale’s Laser-Cut Mini Boat!

We meet Josh Tulberg, an industrial designer who fabricated a mini boat of his own design, using his workshop laser cutter and 3D printer. Josh shows us how his boat kit is put together using zip ties and epoxy, and we take his boat on the water to test its seaworthiness. And it surpassed all of our expectations!

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15 thoughts on “Testing Rapid Whale’s Laser-Cut Mini Boat!

  1. Amazing. Hope you guys build one for the site. I would love to see more details of both the design and the build process.

  2. I LOVE IT! I’ve been wondering what this boat looked like since Norm mentioned it a few days ago. Hope I’m not the only one getting Ponyo vibes right now.

  3. Please do a build! I was shocked at how reasonably priced the kit was, I mean, I know it is a cheap stack of material, but I can’t help but think Josh isn’t pricing his design skills high enough 🙂

  4. I know, right? They better watch for ice cubes.

    That boat looks like a blast. I’ve never had any desire to build a boat until now.

  5. AAA-Opoly, Blokus, Blokus 3-D, Clue, and Robo Rally are the boardgames on top of the cupboard in the background of the workshop interview. (To save any fellow boardgame nerds the effort of waiting for them to flash back into view again)

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