This Dog Gets To Run Again Thanks To 3D-Printed Wheels
Trevor Byers wanted to give his Dachshund, Bubbles, who was born without front legs, a way to get around and increase her quality of life. He realized that what Bubbles needed was a custom build wheelchair, so he decided to make one himself.
Byers created an Instructable for others to be able to make wheelchairs for their pets as well.
"After a few months had past and a many failed attempts at building a wheelchair more conventional ways we purchased our very first 3D printer," Byers said "Many many more failed attempts later I have came up with a design that is perfect for my Bubbles. It is light weight and stable without placing too much weight on her extra long dachshund back. She gets around in her cart better than any other small dog I have seen missing there front legs. Up and down hills and running through thick grass taller than her nothing slows her down. Following our success with Bubbles and learning just how many dogs are out there in need of cart, my wife and I want to share what we have learned in hopes that a dog wont be thrown to the curb due to this simple disability."
H/T Tech Crunch