The Odin, a stylish and entertaining 3D printed modular dog toy
It’s evident that 3D printers make out lives easier and more comfortable. But how can 3D printing help out pets? It’s clear that pets will not appreciate all the advantages of the new technology, but Kickstarter 3D printer for the din toy-dog could probably fascinate them. Dogs are known to be colorblind, and they can be entertained by a stick as well as by a rubber chicken. That’s why Michelle Moy, a designer from Seattle, developed a 3D printed creature that is enjoyed by both pets and their owners. If you hate that living-room if full of awful peeping-all-the-time dog toys, you will find Odin perfect for you. It looks like a trendy statuette rather than a dog-toy. Your dog is going to love it a lot.
Odin is a modular geometric puzzle-toy that got its name after Moy’s Pembroke Welsh Corgi Odin. With just some treats inserted through the flaps, you can get a physical and mental challenge for your pet: they’ll bounce and roll it around and play with it to get all the treats out of it. The great number of holes will make easier or difficult. It all depends on the treats you put inside. And of course you can put several Odins together to make it bigger. All this makes Odin a challenging toy for all dogs.
As the creator explains, the concept of their Kickstarter is based on their firm belief that toy dogs can be beautiful and functional at the same time. Their dog is like a lego (some Odins can be put together to make one large Odin), it’s also funny and beautiful. It doesn’t matter to dogs what their toys look like; they simply want to play with them. That’s why they decided to create a beautiful toy dog that would be an accessory for your home.
The concept is simple and smart at the same time. Odin is the toy that is challenging and, at the same time, not a blemish to your interior. It’s not heavy at all and is suitable for dogs of any size. The dimensions of the Odin are about 3.6 x 3.3 x 38 inches. The producers promise that the materials are latex-free, food safe, phthalates free and tough. They use more expensive materials to make toys of high quality. Their toys are dishwasher safe and long-lasting. However that doesn’t mean that you may not watch your dog play. Don’t forget that dogs love attention. A number of dogs have already tested Odin and they all liked it.
Like all the 3D printing projects, the Odin project has passed all the phases of prototyping – drawing, paper creation, CAD, cut-up tennis ball, and only then they moved to 3D printing. The real strength of the Odin is in its prototyping phase, when they developed a durable, functional form that turned out to be far above their expectations. The Odin Kickstarter need to raise $25,000 by November, 13 to realize their project.