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.
8-6-2021 (August 6, 2021) is the Snakiest day of the year and it’s also this year’s CircuitPython Day! The day highlights all things CircuitPython and Python on Hardware. See you there!
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.