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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Cat Armor: Now Available at a 3-D Printer Near You

Armor: It's what all the cool cats like Bobo
are wearing.
Photo by JWall of PrintThatThing.
A cat never knows when they might encounter a dragon or some other dangerous creature in the course of daily life. That’s why we’re so excited about the latest ingenious item we’ve stumbled across: 3-D printed cat armor.

Yes, you read that correctly. If you have access to a 3-D printer, you now have access to cat armor. This is thanks to JWall of PrintThatThing, who says his cat, Bobo, specifically asked for the armor as a Halloween costume (kudos to JWall for actually complying with Bobo’s wishes instead of putting the poor cat in a pumpkin costume like most people do). After a lengthy process of design and 3-D modeling (all approved by Bobo, of course), the armor was printed and Bobo could finally wear it. We think he looks quite handsome. And fierce.

Take a look at this video about the design process:

Of course any good set of armor needs a helmet. You can’t leave your head unprotected when you’re going up against a dragon. JWall tells us that the helmet design is finished; he’s just waiting until his printer is fixed before he reveals it to the world. We can’t wait to see what it looks like!

We must mention that not all cats will thank you for putting armor on them. Some cats will just curl up into a sad little ball, which is not very fierce, or cool. So, listen to your cat (which you should be doing anyway), and use your best judgment (see previous parenthetical comment) on whether armor is a good fit for your feline. Even if your cat won’t tolerate it, the armor still looks cool for display purposes.

The files you’ll need to print this project are available at Thingiverse.

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