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Day 6: Rewind- Zombie Carnival

Better safe than sorry!

DAY 4: I woke up super late! I had 10 minutes to get ready and I was running around my house like a maniac. 233 more words


Hackaday Prize Entry: Biohand

One of the greatest uses we’ve seen for 3D printing is prosthetics; even today, a professionally made prosthetic would cost thousands and thousands of dollars. For his entry to the Hackaday Prize, … 226 more words

The Hackaday Prize

The 'Impact Challenge'

A total of $20 million will be offered to nonprofit organizations with projects that increase independence of persons with disabilities (PWDs)!

The grants will be donated by the Google.org. 201 more words

"robots are cool"

Spotted this great TEDx  talk recently by robotic obsessive Joel Gibbard, who explains his journey from a child tinkering with lego to avoid chores to a man creating 3D printed prosthetic hands. Perfect lunchtime viewing…

A Perfect Fit: Prosthetics, Tzedakah and Tikkun Olam

When he travels to Zacapa, Guatemala to provide prosthetic limbs and orthotic braces to amputees, Michael Smerka of Marblehead takes his responsibility to heal, repair and transform the world (“tikkun olam”) literally.  912 more words


Zimbabwe Day 2: Prosthetics and Policy

My second day in Zimbabwe was spent seemingly entirely in taxis as I was ferried from one place to another in search of my appointments.  In the morning, I visited an NGO service provider, Jairos Jiri, and in the afternoon an advocate for persons with disability, the Disabled Women’s Support Organization. 563 more words

Barrett - Embracing and Overcoming Disability

In January of 1997, Final Fantasy 7 was released for the Playstation. At the time, I didn’t own a Playstation, still stuck with an old Sega Genesis and the Super Nintendo my uncle had bequeathed to me when he shipped off to join the Navy. 715 more words