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Injured Turtle Gets LEGO Wheelchair
September 27, 2018
LEGOs inspire all kinds of creative projects, but this may be the first turtle wheelchair they’ve made.
When an employee of The Maryland Zoo found an injured wild Eastern box turtle, they brought him to the zoo’s hospital for treatment. There were injuries on the bottom part of his shell and the location of them made it difficult to repair so the turtle could be mobile while healing.
The zoo’s veterinary team did surgery to stabilize the badly fractured shell and held it together using metal bone plates, sewing clasps and surgical wire. Zoo officials say there aren’t devices small enough for tiny turtles to use, so they got creative and sketched a customize wheelchair and shared the sketches with a LEGO enthusiast friend, who brought the design to life, using LEGO bricks.
The grapefruit-sized turtle now has a small LEGO frame surrounding his shell that sits on four LEGO wheels, so he can get around. The zoo says he’s adapting well to his new situation, but like with most things, turtles take longer to heal than other animals, so he’ll likely have his wheelchair until next spring.
Source: Local 21 News
New startup has created a "pedal-powered vehicle" that is something straight out of the "The Flintstones"
- A new startup has created a "pedal-powered vehicle" that could have you burning calories on your drive to work
- The accelerator is activated by bike pedals, and the brakes have been replaced with a handbrake
- You can burn 300 calories per 30 minutes in the car
You may not find the time to work out around your work schedule, but now you could be burning 600 calories per hour during your commute. A new startup has created an innovative new car that will have you working up a sweat while you’re on the go. It’s called the “FitCar PPV” (Hint: the “PPV” stands for “Pedal Powered Vehicle”).
Developed by Nasser Al Shawaf and the Dutch engineering company BPO, the PPV is an inventive upgrade of an Audi A4 Avant. The difference is, this car’s “pedals” are a little more literal – as in, they’re quite literally a pair of bicycle pedals. The pedaling generates an electronic pulse to activate the accelerator, while the brakes have been replaced completely with a handbrake on the steering column. See it in action to the right.
The car drives in three straightforward modes: “Drive Fast,” “Drive Slow,” and “No Drive.” Although it’s patented internationally, the car is still waiting for the green light to be sold… in the Netherlands that is. So, it’ll probably be a minute until you can your hands one of these “Flintstones”-esque rides.
Source: NY Post
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