#maketheworld Bionico – Hand Robot #3DThursday #3DPrinting

Nicholas shared with us the open prosthetics project, recently presented at Maker Faire Rome, along with Gael Langevin of InMoov and other people participating in this exciting field!

Hello, I am a hand amputee working on an open source prosthetic hand project. I am not an engineer, but I am working on this project with the FabLab of my city. We were at a Maker Faire in Rome in October and I really hope to make our proto far better.

Learn more about his projects here!


Friday, October 25th @ 8pm will be the closing hangout for Make The World: Prosthetics, a one month program on Google+ aimed at crowdsourcing the manufacturing and delivery of printed prosthetics to people in need, hosted by Adafruit’s Limor Fried, Matt Griffin and Phillip Torrone. Today on #3dthursday we will share about a number of exciting developments and intriguing directions from #maketheworld so far in preparation for this event.

Key partners on the program include Robohand, MakerBot, The Open Hand Project, Anthromod, Prosthetics for Prosperity, e­NABLE, The Lucky Fin Project and Hands for Africa.

Adafruit’s Makers, Hackers, Artists and Engineers Community under the subsection “Make the World” is hosting this month long effort. Community members post up what they can help with, suggest people in need, and pictures of their accomplishments/builds. In addition Makers will be able to find support for the creation of assistive devices and open prosthetics in the e­NABLE Community on Google+.

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