WATCH: Kids design 3D printed boot for injured penguin | Inquirer Technology

WATCH: Kids design 3D printed boot for injured penguin

/ 06:31 PM July 20, 2016

A group of middle-school kids from Mystic Connecticut lent a helping hand to a local aquarium to create a 3D printed boot for the leg of an injured penguin.

The penguin in question is called ‘Purps”, an endangered African penguin.  She has a damaged leg following an altercation with another bird back in 2011. This incident tore the flexor tendon in her left leg leaving it almost non-functional, reports The Next Web.

With help from ACT Group, the kids put their heads together to design as well as create a custom boot that would support Purps’ injured leg and allow her to regain some of her lost mobility.Alfred Bayle

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