#1 By: Boing Boing, July 1st, 2013 13:56
Buttercup is a duck who was born with a deformed foot. So the Feathered Angels Waterfowl Sanctuary and NovaCopy scanned and printed a copy of Buttercup's sister Minnie's foot! What a lucky duck. "Duck Foot" (Bust) READ THE REST
#2 By: Noah Django Gross, July 1st, 2013 15:42
cool! although, I wonder why they scanned her sister's left foot instead of scanning Buttercup's right foot and mirror-imaging it? doesn't seem to bother her in any event.
also of mutant interest: this video came up after the duck one ended. lego-riffic!
#3 By: Ann Waugh, July 1st, 2013 16:33
I would like to see Buttercup swim with his new leg
#4 By: Hank Chapot, July 1st, 2013 19:47
It may seem morbid, but i would have included "before" footage.
#5 By: Boundegar, July 1st, 2013 19:51
How can they waste precious resources when there are starving children in the world? I say we roast the duck.
#6 By: knoxblox, July 1st, 2013 20:04
After seeing him walking around mainly on the heel, I'm wondering why the ankle seems to have been printed at a 90 degree angle instead of say, 100-110 degrees (which more closely matches a truer angle that I see in many duck ankles)? Perhaps the front pad material wasn't strong enough to support the leveraged weight?
Side note: This may sound funny, but whenever the vet is off screen, all I can hear is the actor Paul Schneider.
#7 By: Antinous, July 1st, 2013 20:13
Have you ever eaten random duck?
#8 By: Kimmoth, July 2nd, 2013 06:44
"Well, looks like it works pretty good"
That's not a very discerning verdict. I despair for the optimisation of this prosthetic...
Seems pretty obvious to me that since it's passive, a simple copy of a foot is only good for a first approximation at best...
Anyway, the duck seemed pretty happy with it.
#9 By: Kimmoth, July 2nd, 2013 06:50
Buttercup is a boy. I was wondering why he got his sister's foot instead of his own mirrored too.
Also, that Lego vid is hopelessly optimistic... I wouldn't attempt it without Lego Technic.
#10 By: Antinous, July 2nd, 2013 16:06
Clearly the doctor is a quack.
#11 By: Kimmoth, July 2nd, 2013 23:36
#12 By: Noah Django Gross, July 3rd, 2013 03:47
... who's gone to the dogs
#13 By: Daniel Johnson, July 3rd, 2013 07:39
Yeah, but at least the bill was reasonable.
#14 By: Boing Boing, July 6th, 2013 13:56
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