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Postby FranW » 20 Jun 2013, 07:56

I still haven't quite got my head wrapped around 3D printers, but this is awesome: a man who'd lost some fingers contacted someone who made puppet hands, and they collaborated to make prosthetics, and then they contacted a 3D printer company who helped them out, and they were able to print out a prosthetic hand for a little boy who'd been born without fingers.

They posted the design for Robohand on Thingiverse, a website for sharing digital designs. Anyone can download the plans and — with a 3-D printer and about $150 in parts — make a hand.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2013/06 ... um=twitter
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Re: 3D printers

Postby Baker » 20 Jun 2013, 08:30

Extremely cool! :cool:


A new version of Robohand is now available — it's designed to snap together like Legos. Materials for this version will cost just $5.

Amazing.
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Re: 3D printers

Postby Selkie » 20 Jun 2013, 11:01

Very :cool:
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Re: 3D printers

Postby Proofrdr » 28 Oct 2013, 23:58

My nephew who works for Hasbro Toys has a 3D printer in his office. I think all the departments have them for testing ideas and making prototypes. He's so casual about it. He was showing me a new figure he designed. I asked him if he carved it. "Oh no, I just printed it out." Blows me away how new technology so quickly becomes de rigueur.
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Re: 3D printers

Postby Baker » 29 Oct 2013, 06:18

What I find cool, Proof, is the way you look into new tech and embrace it, rather than be intimidated by it. Some of our more senior citizens reject and fear innovations. I hope I'm just like you after retirement.
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Re: 3D printers

Postby wildlx » 29 Oct 2013, 06:19

Ditto!
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Re: 3D printers

Postby Proofrdr » 29 Oct 2013, 12:02

You make me laugh. :)
I've been a gadget girl all my life and technology has always fascinated me. Anyway, at the rate things are changing now, I have to be alert to the changes and embrace them, or I'll be left in the dust!
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