Puppy gets new set of wheels thanks to 3D printing

Atmel | Bits & Pieces

What happens when you take an adorable dog, 3D printing and the kindness of strangers throughout the Maker community? As 3D printing continues its rise in popularity, the technology has already found its way into nearly every facet of life. From 3D-printed ice cream and houses to bionic hands and splints, the next-gen printers are proving their mainstream value by saving lives of both humans and our furry friends.

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TurboRoo is a Chihuahua that was born with a birth defects that caused his two front legs never to grow. While a baby, TurboRoo’s owners created a makeshift set of wheels from an assortment of children’s toys together. Knowing that their pet required a permanent solution, they began seeking $600 in funds online to get this friendly canine into a wheelchair.

Mark Deadrick, President of 3dyn, came across TurboRoo’s touching story online. Given the distance between the two (Deadrick lives in San Diego while TurboRoo in Indianapolis), the design company…

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