Two Makers Create a $150 Open-Source 3D-Printed Prosthetic Hand for a Five Year-Old Boy

February 6, 2013 by  
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Two men living on opposite sides of the planet have teamed up to design and build a 3D-printed prosthetic hand for a five-year old named Liam, who was born with no fingers on his right hand. By combining low-tech mechanics and fast prototyping, the team developed the Robohand, a body powered device that can be personalized and costs only $150. The design is open-source and can be downloaded by anyone. Read the rest of Two Makers Create a $150 Open-Source 3D-Printed Prosthetic Hand for a Five Year-Old Boy Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3D printed hand , 3D printers , 3D-printed prosthetic hand , affordable technology , fast prototyping , high-tech design , Ivan Owen , makerbot , Makerbot 3D Printer , prosthetics prototyping , research fundraising campaign , Richard Van As , Robohand

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Two Makers Create a $150 Open-Source 3D-Printed Prosthetic Hand for a Five Year-Old Boy

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