October 4th, 8pm ET – One hour introduction to the challenge with notable inventors and nonprofits in the sector. MakerBot, Robohand, The Lucky Fin Project.
October 11th, 8pm ET – Community Check In inviting a notable Maker to chat with Makers from the Community to show how far they have come along with their project. Prosthetics for Prosperity, e-NABLE, Google Science Fair.
October 18th, 8pm ET – 30 min Community Check In inviting a notable Maker to chat with Makers from the Community to show how far they have come along with their project. Robohand, Hands for Africa and The Open Hand Project.
October 25th, 8pm ET – One hour Recap of the past month. Robohand, Anthromod, Robohand.
This Friday we’ll have our first Hangout on Air, a one hour introduction to the challenge with notable inventors and non-profits in the sector. Please stop by to tune in live at 8pm ET on Friday 10/4/13, join the Adafruit Google+ page and community page to post comments, ask questions, participate and more!
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Please watch the video above. His story is at around 1:13 into the video.. You can see how he lost his leg and hand – he and thousands of other people, he was starving in North Korea and he was trying to get coal off of a train, to sell for food, but he was hungry and he lost consciousness, and he slipped and the train ran over him, he lost his leg and hand. He is very very lucky to be alive. They did not have anesthetics.
He’s clearly a very smart guy because even missing his hand and leg, he managed to escape from North Korea.
His name now is Ji Seong Ho-
He would be a great candidate for a myoelectric prosthesis. he lives in South Korea now. I left my email, I could probably track him down.