This Week in 3D Printing (Sept 6- Sept 12)
This past week came with a bunch of great news for the 3D printing world, here’s a quick recap on some of the stories we enjoyed…
A 3D Printed Prosthetic Wolverine Hand for a disabled mini hero
3D printed prosthetics are everywhere these times, and that’s great news! But it seems hard to find one which is as cool as Aaron Brown’s Prosthetic Hand. Volunteer at e-Nable, he decided to design a super-hero hand for children. That’s how he came up with a blue and yellow prosthetic hand, with special short, rounded, plastic claws to Velcro onto the hand. The final result is quite amazing. no wonder that it garnered a tremendous amount of attention at the Grand Rapids MakerFaire, where it was displayed last week. Brown doen’t intend to stop now: “In the meantime, I have plans for a few project hands — like a Military Wounded Soldier themed hand geared toward adults and to promote to Veterans’ Hospitals, VWF Groups and American Legion Halls. I also want to do some more themed hands for kids…Batman, Iron Man, Captain America…we’ll see!”. Can’t wait to see his new creations!
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Work restored thanks to 3D Printing
The iconic architect Frank Lloyd Wright was famous for concerns with efficient use of space, sustainable manufacturing and attention to local environment. He used handmade bricks in most of his designs because he wanted to take what he called ugly construction materials and make beautiful things out of them in order to inspire others. Unfortunately, his materials have not been aging really well. But thanks to 3D Printing, a project was able to restore Annie Pfeiffer Chapel, and thus recreating the bricks and inserting over 2,000 pieces of colored glass. Discover this story.
Build your own DIY Google Glass with Adafruit
Adafruit never stop to surprise us! This time, they come up with a great DIY Google glass. Once again, it’s Noe Ruiz’s work. It will take about $100, and a few hours to go through their tutorial. Learn how to 3D print, build and assemble your own DIY Google Glass. It looks a bit like a 80’s cyborg’s accessory, but isn’t the 80’s in fashion? Discover this exciting project.