17 Year-Old Creates a 3D-Printed Robotic Prosthetic Arm for $250

February 11, 2013 by  
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Easton LaChappelle shows off an earlier version of his robotic arm [via Popular Science] Combining a Nintendo Power Glove with 3D-printed parts, 17 year-old Easton LaChappelle has designed an incredible robotic prosthetic arm . As a young teen, the designer still played with his LEGO bricks, but instead of LEGO fortresses, the 14 year old built his first foray into robotics. Made from LEGOs, fishing wire, and surgical tubing, LaChapelle built version one of his robotic arm, which earned him 3rd place in the Colorado Science Fair of 2011, and inspired him to go even further with the 3D-printed design. Read the rest of 17 Year-Old Creates a 3D-Printed Robotic Prosthetic Arm for $250 Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3d printed prosthetic arm , Easton LaChappelle , eco design , een design , LEGO robotic arm , Prosthetic arm , RObotic Arm , sustainable design

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Wind-Powered Car Travels 3,000 Miles Across Australia for $15 Worth of Electricity

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A lightweight carbon-fiber car that runs on lithium-ion batteries and a portable wind turbine has just traveled 3,000 miles across Australia—and it used only $15 worth of electricity. The car, dubbed Wind Explorer, was designed by New Jersey-based Evonik Industries to demonstrate the potential of the company’s developments in battery power and lightweight materials . Read the rest of Wind-Powered Car Travels 3,000 Miles Across Australia for $15 Worth of Electricity Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: carbon fiber car , clean energy transportation , energy efficient cars , Evonik Industries New Jersey , fuel efficient vehicles , green technology , green transportation , hybrid cars , lightweight electric vehicles , lightweight materials , lithium ion battery cars , wind energy , Wind Explorer car , wind powered car

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