October 24, 2013 AT 1:00 am

#maketheworld Experiments in Molding/Deforming PLA Meshes for Robohands #3DThursday #3DPrinting

Andreas Bastian Google I shared some of my recent experiments with moldable PLA

Andreas Bastian shared #maketheworld prosthetics materials experimentation: using heat for Molding/Deforming PLA Meshes for Robohands!

I shared some of my recent experiments with moldable PLA gauntlets this afternoon with Jon, Jorge, and Vinnie during the  hangout and wanted to share them here too.  I’ve been refining my mesh to be stronger and more functional by thickening the component webs and adding features to interface with existing robohand hinges.  This album covers two sequential prototypes. The files for the latest mesh gauntlet and some tips for printing/scaling them can be found in the e-NABLE community….

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MAKEtheWORLDprosthestics

Friday, October 25th @ 8pm will be the closing hangout for Make The World: Prosthetics, a one month program on Google+ aimed at crowdsourcing the manufacturing and delivery of printed prosthetics to people in need, hosted by Adafruit’s Limor Fried, Matt Griffin and Phillip Torrone. Today on #3dthursday we will share about a number of exciting developments and intriguing directions from #maketheworld so far in preparation for this event.

Key partners on the program include Robohand, MakerBot, The Open Hand Project, Anthromod, Prosthetics for Prosperity, e­NABLE, The Lucky Fin Project and Hands for Africa.

Adafruit’s Makers, Hackers, Artists and Engineers Community under the subsection “Make the World” is hosting this month long effort. Community members post up what they can help with, suggest people in need, and pictures of their accomplishments/builds. In addition Makers will be able to find support for the creation of assistive devices and open prosthetics in the e­NABLE Community on Google+.


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