Richard Van As, a master carpenter from Johannesburg, South Africa, decided to make a set of mechanical fingers. He’d lost four of the fingers on his right hand in an unfortunate work accident. As a tradesman, having a disabled hand is a big professional detriment, so he decided that he would use the tools available to him to remedy his situation. As the project evolved, it became Robohand
, an open-source initiative to help those lacking our most precious tools as humans, our hands. One of the most prominent tools he uses, and that made it possible to create these prostheses in an affordable way is a MakerBot Replicator 2
See the inspiring and touching video below and don't be afraid to shed a tear or two, we certainly did.
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Via Make Blog