A couple of robotics students at Todd Middle School are working to help a puppy get around.
The 5-month-old puppy, named Brownie, was born without two front legs. The students and their teacher decided to help and created a front-wheel cart (scooter) for Brownie.
“We put some ideas in, me, my friend, our teacher and a helper, so we came up with one idea and it did work and so we think about another idea and it worked too. So maybe we do it with the second idea and we do it much comfortable,” Guillermo Mireles, an eighth-grader at the school recalled.
The student’s teacher, Juan Pablo Lopez Trevino, said the help of a 3D printer aided in the process of helping the puppy.
“One of my co-workers he has a 3D printer and he was good enough to come with us and help us build the 3D printed prosthetic wheelchair and we also built a mechanical wheelchair in the classroom.”
The weekslong project is still a work in progress for the puppy, according to Trevino. He added that they will continue making prototypes for Brownie as the puppy grows up.