CAD House has been a proud supporter of RoboHand.
For those that are not familiar with RoboHand, this is a non profit organization that was started by Richard van As, who lost 4 fingers in a terrible wood working accident. RoboHand produces custom prosthetic hands with the use of entry level 3D Printers and CNC milling machines. These hands are custom made for people and children who do not have access to professional prosthetic which cost thousands to produce.
To support RoboHand - please visit www.robohand.net.
CAD House has donated equipment and also opened our 3D print lab to help 3D print the high demand for these hands.
Yesterday we decided to 3D print a RoboHand supersized - which can be used to promote RoboHand and explain exactly how the prosthetic works. Together with the good guys from House4Hack - who will automate the hand for us - we hope to create a very impressive show piece.
All the components were printed in a 12 hour print using the proJet 260C colour jet printer from 3DSystems. The RoboHand is double the original size.
Return to this blog to follow the progress and see videos of the final automation and animation