Turbo.Roo is the tiny two-legged Teacup Chihuahua puppy who has become a social media star after being surrendered to an Indianapolis, IN veterinary hospital when he was just 4 weeks-old. A breeder gave up custody of the dog because he felt Turbo would need more help than he could give. This week Turbo.Roo received that help in the form of a custom-made wheelchair that was made on a 3D printer.
Mark Deadrick, president and chief engineer for 3 dyn, a company that specializes in industrial designs in San Diego heard about Turbo and quickly became a fan. He contacted Ashley Looper, the vet tech who adopted Turbo, and asked if it would be OK for him to make a cart. Two days later he called to say the cart was in the mail.
Deadrick designed and made the wheelchair on his company’s 3D printer. He then added skateboard wheels that he bought at a sporting goods store.
The wheelchair needed a couple of small revisions, but now it is working perfectly and Turbo is more mobile than any other time in the 9 weeks since he was born.
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