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(Yahoo)   Maybe News: Man gets prosthetic hand. FARK: It is made with cheap hardware store parts valued at less than $100   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 28
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2014-08-06 08:53:28 AM  
Steve Austin, astronaut. A man barely alive.

..."Gentleman we can rebuild him. We have the technology. We have the capability to make the world's first bionic man. Steve Austin will  be that man. Cheaper than before. Grabbier....clampier...more lobstery..."


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2014-08-06 08:57:23 AM  
The three D printed ones are cooler.
 
2014-08-06 09:24:30 AM  

brap: we can rebuild him.


It always killed me, even as a kid, that they show his bionic arm in action lifting a Buick, but never explained why his spine didn't implode under the stresses..

And yes I had a 6 million dollar man action figure.  Bionic eye and kung-fu grip FTW!  The arm-foreskin stuff was a little creepy, tho.
 
2014-08-06 10:49:50 AM  
Wasn't there an article not long ago about some kid doing it and releasing the blueprints on the internet?
 
2014-08-06 10:51:40 AM  
In 2013, the 57-year-old Kamarata cut four of his fingers in an electric saw accident and had to have three of them amputated.

if he already cut them off, why would he need them amputated?
 
2014-08-06 11:02:41 AM  

big pig peaches: In 2013, the 57-year-old Kamarata cut four of his fingers in an electric saw accident and had to have three of them amputated.

if he already cut them off, why would he need them amputated?


He only cut them with the saw, he didn't cut them all the way off.
 
2014-08-06 11:03:19 AM  
Speaking on FOX 10 about Kamarata's current, upgraded prosthetic device, Barrett said, "The raw materials involved in this are less than $20. To get the parts printed can cost upward of, you know, $50 to $150, depending on where you go."

FYI: Many Libraries are now installing 3D printers for public use.  If you know how to use one and have the pattern, you don't have to pay to have it printed, just supply the materials.  And if you asked your Library, they may be willing to seek funding for the materials as well.
 
2014-08-06 11:08:30 AM  
Where did Vincent Price get the parts for Edward Scissorhands?
 
2014-08-06 11:16:52 AM  
Sounds "groovy" as the kids say.

Did he also make himself a chainsaw attachment?
 
2014-08-06 11:22:35 AM  

Crotchrocket Slim: Sounds "groovy" as the kids say.

Did he also make himself a chainsaw attachment?


And make sure the prosthetic has safety break-away fingers. He's gonna need them. And replacements.
 
2014-08-06 11:25:49 AM  
blindsquirrelprops.com
 
2014-08-06 11:29:40 AM  

Crotchrocket Slim: Sounds "groovy" as the kids say.

Did he also make himself a chainsaw attachment?

 
2014-08-06 11:31:56 AM  
Dammit Fark

pbs.twimg.com
 
2014-08-06 11:38:03 AM  
Came for Ash, leaving satisfied.
 
2014-08-06 12:02:02 PM  
Was a modified wooden toilet roll holder used in any capactity?
 
2014-08-06 12:19:16 PM  

Mad_Radhu: Was a modified wooden toilet roll holder used in any capactity?


No, but that would have been cool.
 
2014-08-06 12:27:23 PM  
i.kinja-img.com
 
2014-08-06 12:55:15 PM  

markie_farkie: brap: we can rebuild him.

It always killed me, even as a kid, that they show his bionic arm in action lifting a Buick, but never explained why his spine didn't implode under the stresses..

And yes I had a 6 million dollar man action figure.  Bionic eye and kung-fu grip FTW!  The arm-foreskin stuff was a little creepy, tho.


There was no Kung Fu grip on the Steve Austin doll. That was  GI Joe.
 
2014-08-06 01:38:40 PM  
$350 for a whole arm  (and open sourced, FTW)
 
2014-08-06 02:07:54 PM  
Not unusual....for instance, in the 1930s Walt Disney constructed a "multiplane" camera costing thousands of
dollars, huge money then.  Another studio's head built a similar camera out of automobile parts for $350...and it worked!
 
2014-08-06 02:17:24 PM  
It says he found a 3-d printed design online.  I beliueve we talked about a story a week or two ago about some FL engineering students who designed a prosthetic hand for a kid and then put their design online for anyone to use.  I am betting it is the same one
 
2014-08-06 03:57:48 PM  

EvilEgg: The three D printed ones are cooler.


According to the article, it was the 3D printed one (or at least three fingers of the 3D printed one).

I'd like to see more amputees embracing the idea of their prosthetics, rather than trying to hide them. No more flesh-tone plastics. Let's get some beautifully carved and inlaid wooden legs, or clear polycarbonate with LEDs.
 
2014-08-06 05:35:28 PM  

abrannan: EvilEgg: The three D printed ones are cooler.

According to the article, it was the 3D printed one (or at least three fingers of the 3D printed one).

I'd like to see more amputees embracing the idea of their prosthetics, rather than trying to hide them. No more flesh-tone plastics. Let's get some beautifully carved and inlaid wooden legs, or clear polycarbonate with LEDs.


with a built in bottle opener.
 
2014-08-06 05:35:46 PM  

abrannan: EvilEgg: The three D printed ones are cooler.

According to the article, it was the 3D printed one (or at least three fingers of the 3D printed one).

I'd like to see more amputees embracing the idea of their prosthetics, rather than trying to hide them. No more flesh-tone plastics. Let's get some beautifully carved and inlaid wooden legs, or clear polycarbonate with LEDs.


There's a lady that did a TED talk about her prosthetic legs. She has ones that are different lengths, as well as ones that are artistic and whatnot. A pretty interesting concept.
 
2014-08-06 06:10:35 PM  

Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: abrannan: EvilEgg: The three D printed ones are cooler.

According to the article, it was the 3D printed one (or at least three fingers of the 3D printed one).

I'd like to see more amputees embracing the idea of their prosthetics, rather than trying to hide them. No more flesh-tone plastics. Let's get some beautifully carved and inlaid wooden legs, or clear polycarbonate with LEDs.

with a built in bottle opener.


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2014-08-06 08:30:46 PM  

abrannan: I'd like to see more amputees embracing the idea of their prosthetics


Not only that, we should abandon the whole idea of making injured people "normal". That's bullshiat. What we should do is develop superhuman limbs that can be added to anyone regardless of body function and prosthetic limbs that beat the original.

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2014-08-06 10:32:45 PM  

GardenWeasel: Dammit Fark

[pbs.twimg.com image 640x350]


Wow, that Tara Reid action figure almost looks lifelike.
 
2014-08-07 07:26:39 AM  
For less than $100, I thought it was going to be more like this:

www.malvestite.net
 
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