30 Mar '15, 8pm

Take That Mario! 3D Printed Red Tortoise Shell Armor!

Take That Mario! 3D Printed Red Tortoise Shell Armor!

Between all the media coverage of using 3D printers for human prosthetics, some individuals are making a difference for animals too by using 3D printing. And here’s one we really didn’t expect; a replacement shell for a tortoise! We’ve all seen the heartwarming articles about pups getting wheels , or dogs getting replacement sprung feet — but is there any love for [Cleopatra] the Tortoise? Canyon Critters Rescue is an animal rescue based out of Golden, Colorado. The founder [Novelli] had recently took in little [Cleopatra] who had a painful and dangerous bone disease where her shell peaks and gets worn out — and without a shell to protect her, could easily become infected. This is typically caused by poor nutrition, so the rescue fixed her diet, but the damage to her shell was already done. At a public education program for the rescue, [Novelli] made an offhand comment abo...

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2015/03/30/take-that-mario-3d-printed...

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