Superhero Boost is a week-long creativity design workshop intended for kids to address a missing limb as a potential superpower, rather than a disability. The children work alongside professional designers and engineers. They are taught to use Autodesk design software and Google AI technology to envision and prototype their own super powers.
Kate Ganim, the workshop developer states:
“We want to create a space for kids to celebrate the bodies that they are in. We hope to help them create body mods that are fun and expressive, not necessarily intended to “solve” a problem.” Using 3D printing, Autodesk design software, and Google AI technology, kids at Superhero Boost lead the creation of their own super powers.
Look closely on the left above, Sydney has a strip of LED lights from Adafruit which wraps around her arm as she tests her updated BMX prosthetic. Awesome! They also received help from Autodesk Education Experiences & Google AI.
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