To start the day …. “Meet TurboRoo”!!


~~July 2, 2015~~ 


My name is TurboRoo!

I was born without my front legs but, that has not stopped me one bit! I’m small but mighty and I am going to take on the world!!!!

I was only 4 weeks old when I was brought into The Downtown Veterinarian in Indianapolis, IN!

The breeder expressed concern because I was born without my two front legs. The breeder knew that I would need more one on one attention and decided to surrender me!
I have now been adopted by my previous foster parents! Soon I will be able to be fitted for a wheelchair that is suited just for my size and needs once I get to 6 months old! TurboRoo©


TurboRoo, The Chihuahua With No Front Legs, Can Walk Again Thanks To 3D Printing

Is there any cute animal 3D printing can’t save?

Just look at TurboRoo, a tiny Chihuahua born without front legs, who has been given a new “leash” on life thanks to a Makerbot and a 3D designer from 3dyn.

Mark Deadrick, president of 3dyn, saw TurboRoo’s call for wheels on the Internet and designed a small wheeled cart, estimating the size from online photos. He printed the model in bright orange, slapped on some Rollerblade wheels, and sent the cart to TurboRoo’s owner. Now the wee doggie is scooting along on a free, fully hackable set of super-legs.

Why is this cool?

Because, before 3D printing, TurboRoo’s owners would have had to build something out of ready-made pipes, cloth, and other materials at great cost. Now, however, the cart can be custom-fit to TR’s body, reprinted at will, and even modified by other designers. Best of all, they can make multiple carts for almost nothing and in almost no time.

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