3DxReplica – Cool 3D-printed Wolverine Claws make children’s prosthetics super awesome #maketheworld #3DxEntertainment #3DThursday #3DPrinting
Today on our weekly live 3D Hangouts, as the season winds towards Halloween, we are celebrating the replica prop community (and movie props professionals themselves) by sharing our own Dune replica project. Here’s a quick roundup of a few other 3DxReplica projects that caught our interest to whet your appetite!
As explained on the blog of ‘E-Nabling the Future’, Aaron Brown wanted to construct a brightly colored hand for the local children’s hospital and also show it off at the MakerFaire. This two day technology fair for the whole family was held in Grand Rapids, Michigan, last week. But this Wolverine Prosthetic was undoubtedly one of the big eye catchers. Aaron explained that it came about as a combination of his love for both comic books and the local Wolverines college sports team:
The Comic loving nerd inside of me (along with some Facebook friends) said there is no way I can make a Wolverine hand without CLAWS…so I modelled some in Sketchup the morning before the MakerFaire, printed ’em, spray painted ’em silver and velcro’d ’em on there. Turned out pretty darn cool!
The response received at the MakerFaire was understandably positive, and has inspired him to produce more themed prosthetics for children. He adds that ‘People’s faces just LIT UP! The kids went crazy over it. And don’t worry…the claws aren’t sharp! They are rounded plastic and just stick on and off with velcro…we don’t need to cut off more fingers just to promote e-NABLE!’
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