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November 7, 2013 AT 2:00 am

#maketheworld series participants Paul and Leon McCarthy and Ivan Owen featured on CBS Evening News! #3DThursday #3DPrinting

#maketheworld series participants Paul and Leon McCarthy and Ivan Owen featured on CBS Evening News! And check out a longer discussion with the three of them below.

Two years ago, Paul McCarthy began searching for an inexpensive yet functional prosthetic hand for his son Leon, who was born without fingers on one of his hands. McCarthy came across a video online with detailed instruction on how to use a 3-D printer to make a prosthetic hand for his son. Michelle Miller reports.

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MAKEtheWORLDprosthestics

Make The World: Prosthetics, was an October 2013 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. Key partners on the program included Robohand, MakerBot, The Open Hand Project, Anthromod, Prosthetics for Prosperity, e­NABLE, The Lucky Fin Project and Hands for Africa.

The Adafruit G+ Community Adafruit’s Makers, Hackers, Artists and Engineers Community under the subsection “Make the World” continues to provide a venue for this exciting ongoing conversation — Join us there!

Want to catch up on what you missed? Check out all four sessions of the #maketheworld: Prosthetics hangouts here!

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