Special thanks to our sponsor MakerBot, creators of the world's best desktop 3D printers. MakerBot says:
MakerBot and its MakerBot® Replicator® 2 Desktop 3D Printer proudly support Robohand.
Richard Van As, a carpenter in South Africa, collaborated with Ivan Owen, a prop maker in Seattle, on two donated MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printers to create a mechanical hand - the Robohand. Within days of receiving their MakerBots, the duo had a working prototype. MakerBot partnered with them to refine the design for easier printing and assembly.
The Robohand project is helping those who have lost fingers worldwide. This video from MakerBot will fill you in on the rest of the story, and be sure to check out the updated design.
You’d be forgiven for thinking the videocassette format long-dead, but it turns out that Betamax is still around. Sony is finally going to withdraw tapes from sale, bringing a 40-year story to an end. The last recorders were sold in 2002. ベータビデオカセットおよびマイクロMVカセットテープ出荷終了のお知らせ [Sony; via The Verge]
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