Homebrew prosthetic finger seeks funding


11 Responses to “Homebrew prosthetic finger seeks funding”

  1. Jen Owen says:

    Thank you for sharing this!

    Dont know if you recognize the name – but this is the same guy  you ran a story on that designed our awesome Zombie Apocalypse family photo shoot armor last year :)

    Remember this?

    Its amazing how something that started out as “Fun” has turned into something that could really change a whole lot of lives.

  2. alkali says:

    Please give generously.  This is your chance to really give someone the finger.

  3. This is amazing! I’ve donated – you should too!

  4. RedShirt77 says:

    Almost everyone I have met that is missing fingers says it was woodworking indecent.  If I did woodworking I would probably do lots of measuring before 10am and then not start cutting until I had a few caffeinated beverages.

    • RJ says:

      There are two big keys to safety: never lose that healthy fear of powered equipment, and always make sure the equipment and work area are in good order before turning on the power.

  5. Jen Owen says:

    Ivan is scheduled to fly over to South Africa to meet Richard for the first time in person (right now they are working together via skype from 10K miles away) in November.

    We have started a blog here:

    And his wife will be posting video updates every day while they are together working – to show progress and watch their minds work. 

    Feel free to follow along on their incredible journey and get updates as they work toward getting these into the hands of Soldiers, accident victims, and people that have lost their fingers due to disease or birth defects. :)

  6. Ivan Owen says:

    Howdy! This is Ivan, one of the two fellows who are developing the design.

    First, thank you, Cory Doctorow, for posting this! A quick response to one of your points: Richard and I are fully committed to providing all of our designs to the public for free. I’m coming on here to officially promise this :) We’ll be putting up a post to that effect on our blog as well.

    From the beginning Rich and I have been in agreement that this sort of knowledge should be shared freely due to its potential to have a positive impact on the lives of others.

    Thanks again and have an awesome day!

  7. RJ says:

    That’s pretty cool stuff. The prototype looks promising.

  8. Boundegar says:

    Homemade prosthetics?  Wasn’t that in Neuromancer?

  9. timquinn says:

    Thanks to makers like these guys the future is once again awesome. 

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