ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ   TKSST is observing a slow July posting schedule. Back at it in August. Happy summer!
The Kid Should See This

Boy gets prosthetic hand made by 3-D printer

“When I outgrow a hand, we can easily make a new one,” explains 12-year-old Leon McCarthy of his “cyborg” hand in 2013. His path into this specialized technology began when his father Paul found a video of 5-year-old Liam Dippenaar’s Robohand, a mechanical, prosthetic hand that can be 3D-printed at home from designs that are available for free on Thingiverse. Materials for it cost around $5.

Read/listen to the fuller story on NPR.

Check out more videos about prosthetics in the archives.

via Laughing Squid.

This feature is being tested. Saves will disappear if you clear cookies. Find saved videos here.

🌈 Related videos

This invention helped me write again – Emma Lawton

Rion Nakaya

What’s an Engineer? + The Engineering Process – Crash Course Kids

Rion Nakaya

GimBall by Flyability: A collision-tolerant flying robot

Rion Nakaya

Artist Stephen Wiltshire draws New York City from memory

Rion Nakaya

How do the blind cook?

Rion Nakaya

What’s on the inside of a fishing reel?

Rion Nakaya

The Ingenious Design of the Aluminum Beverage Can

Rion Nakaya

Dancing Professionally With Cerebral Palsy

Rion Nakaya

Born with no fingers, teen Alexey Romanov is a piano prodigy

Rion Nakaya

 
Browse the TKSST Video Collections

Get 7 smart videos delivered every week.

 

Subscribe