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Seven-Year-Old Gets a 3D Printed Clone Trooper Prosthetic Arm #3DPrinting

e-NABLE has stepped in to help someone yet again. The network of volunteers uses 3D printing to create prosthetics for people in need, and John Peterson built himself a 3D printer and recently made a prosthetic arm for 7-year-old Liam Porter. Peterson had been in touch with Liam about the prosthetic, but once Peterson ran into a group from the 501st Legion (a charitable Star Wars costuming organization) at a local Maker Faire, he decided to make his modified RIT arm design with some flair.

Peterson designed the arm so that it looks like a piece of clone trooper armor. Liam gets to regain function and look like a Star Wars character. Members of the 501st Legion were present when Peterson surprised Liam with the arm… and a clone trooper helmet.

via The Augusta Chronicle and 3D Printing Industry


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