I’ve had a lot of people approach me when discussing the 3D Printed prosthetic hand and say, “but it can’t do…” or “that’s impractical for…”, so, i decided to make a lighter video about some of the many things this artefact CAN do! There’s a lot of things we take for granted having both hands and this shows that if someone in need were to receive this prosthesis, the everyday things they’d be able to enjoy!
A big thanks to my friend Beaumont, who shines in his performance within the video! Thanks for all the support along the way and lookout for bigger and better things in the future!
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A short post showing the practicality of the 3D Printed Prosthetic I’ve created for my digital artefact at the University of Wollongong. I travelled to Kurrajong for this volunteer, and she was able to strap her arm and hand in and wear the working prosthetic. She gave me some valuable feedback that will allow me to improve the gauntlet for future works.
The gauntlet is suited for those missing their hand from the wrist down, and will fit people of most sizes with this deficit, however, in order to showcase this I had to use a small child’s clenched fist as this size resembles most others wrist. In other words, if my hand was removed this prosthesis would fit me.
The Second last video for this project, so enjoy and stay tuned for the last!!
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Completion! My digital artefact of a 3D Printed prosthetic has been constructed and as apart of the process I’ve filmed the assembly to show how I was able to combine my skills learnt in BCM112 and my own research to create a working Cyborg Beast.
Total time to print was around two and a half hours, which included a broken gauntlet (therefore a reprint in white) and sourcing all the materials needed to assemble it. To buy the screws and other materials needed for this cost me around $35 in total and the uni provided the 3D Printed parts.
Would like to plug the 3D Printing Workshops run at the University Of Wollongong, as a lot of my knowledge came from Owen in those classes. Also to the BCM112 staff Chris and Ted for helping me whenever I needed! Stay tuned for a final lighter side video encompassing the prosthesis!
So upon making and constructing my Cyborg Beast Prosthetic Hand, I’ve run into some minor set backs that I’ve had to address and overcome. This is a look at what kind of things to consider when making the hand. It’s been a lot of fun and a great learning process. Also, if you’re thinking about doing your own and I haven’t covered it this video, or even something related to 3D Printing, drop me a message and I’ll see if I can help! so check it out 😀
Another progressive video detailing my 3D Printing adventures at the University Of Wollongong. Slightly longer, but I tend to get carried away!
Encountered a few issues with the first hand, so I decided to print another! The task seemed silly, but with a “prototype” i was able to come across problems to hopefully finish this time-consuming task. I’ve loved every minute and would like to thank Owen and the 3D Printing Workshops run to successfully print all the parts for my prosthetic hand. (As well as some novelty items along the way)
Now, I’ve got to assemble the hand.
This is my first go at uploading something on YouTube, and it’s the start of my Digital artefact for 3D Printing. I’m investigating the possibilities of printing prosthetics for people who have partially developed limbs. Check out the video to see what’s initially been taught in the 3D Printing workshop at UOW.
Covered in the lecture of “I ♥ Gadgets”, rose our obsession for ubiquitous connectivity and how we are “always connected, always on”. This triggered my though process in relation to my ideas for my digital artefact, in making gadgets for eventual prosthetics, such as USB ports or even wifi. Then significant news from Exiii creating a 3D printed bionic arm that is controlled by a smartphone! This is ground breaking evidence that in fact, our technology is literally apart of the body!
An EMG sensor on the wearer’s arm sends signals to the smartphone which processes these signals and then sends a signal back to the hand, telling it which movements to make. (http://3dprint.com/52935/exiii-handiii-prosthetic-hand/)
What is even more interesting is that this technology is open source, “so that others can take the design and iterate upon it, hopefully improving the design and functionality in the process.”