#maketheworld – Gael Langevin of InMoov – #3DThursday #3DPrinting
One of the key projects that has been an influence over the open prosthetics projects is InMoov. Right now, all over the world, 3D printing hackers and robotics enthusiasts are printing their own Open Source sub-$1k, life-size humanoid robot from the inMoov project created by Gael Langevin (known on Thingiverse as hairygael).
This as become a fairly popular, if challenging, printing project – and there are many new contributions from the community, including Joel Hackett’s python scripts to make InMoov talk. Check out the InMoov blog for updates and to see the additions others are making to these fascinating robots.
Recently, Langevin has started to consult and participate in open prosthetics projects, closing the circle given the significance of InMoov as a point of inspiration for many of the desktop 3D printed prosthetics efforts out there in the world.
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