boingboing at July 1st, 2013 13:56 — #1
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
noahdjango at July 1st, 2013 15:42 — #2
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!
aniwaugh2 at July 1st, 2013 16:33 — #3
I would like to see Buttercup swim with his new leg
hankchapot at July 1st, 2013 19:47 — #4
It may seem morbid, but i would have included "before" footage.
boundegar at July 1st, 2013 19:51 — #5
How can they waste precious resources when there are starving children in the world? I say we roast the duck.
knoxblox at July 1st, 2013 20:04 — #6
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.
antinous at July 1st, 2013 20:13 — #7
Have you ever eaten random duck?
kimmo at July 2nd, 2013 06:44 — #8
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.
kimmo at July 2nd, 2013 06:50 — #9
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.
antinous at July 2nd, 2013 16:06 — #10
Clearly the doctor is a quack.
kimmo at July 2nd, 2013 23:36 — #11
noahdjango at July 3rd, 2013 03:47 — #12
... who's gone to the dogs
felton at July 3rd, 2013 07:39 — #13
Yeah, but at least the bill was reasonable.
boingboing at July 6th, 2013 13:56 — #14
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