Garbimba Wrote:A 19 year old recent high school graduate who built a $350 robotic arm controlled with thoughts is showing any one how to build it free. His goal is to let anybody who is missing an arm use the robotic arm at a vastly cheaper cost than a prosthetic limb that can cost tens of thousands of dollars.
When he was 14, Easton LaChappelle built a robotic hand controlled by a wireless control glove. He used LEGOs to back the device, motors from toy airplanes, fishing line for the tendons, and electrical tubing for the fingers.
Source (contains instructions on how to build it using 3D printing): http://garbimba.com/2015/02/19-year-old-...d-it-free/
The article later goes on to describe how the parts can be made using 3D printing, and the latest model can be controlled with human thoughts. I had chills when the man tested out the hand itself using his thoughts to pick up the light bulb - and it worked! What are your thoughts? Do you think he'll revolutionize, change, or destroy prosthetic companies with the release of his coding, software and designs for 3D printing this robotic arm?