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Science Is Turning Disabled Kids Into Awesome Cyborgs

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Meet the Best HaloFigure I've Ever Seen, and it was Made byMagic

Well, it was made by a 3D printer, but I refuse to call them "machines". If you can put materials into something, press a button and out… Read…

You might think 3D printers are only good for making your own bootleg action figures, but there's a far more practical use for them: building robotic limbs for kids who would otherwise have a pretty tough time of it.P

That's what a group called Robohand does. They use 3D printers to build the parts necessary to construct robotic fingers, hands and even arms for those without the natural equivalent.P

While the tech for this stuff has existed for a while, it's normally the domain of the very lucky and/or wealthy, since as you can imagine, robot limbs are expensive. Or, were expensive, because the whole idea of Robohand is that by building their own parts they can make the process "functional, safe and cost effective".P

Some of Robohand's customers have been adults, but most have been kids, kids who now not only have a chance at a more hassle-free life, but are now 100% more badass while doing it.P

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sounds pretty awesome. B)

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Imagine where this will be in 20 years. We are only seeing what they release to the public and such. It's also awesome how they are working towards giving vision to the blind.

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The little guy on the bottom is wearing a batman t-shirt and in 20 years time he will be the BATMAN! 

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That's awesome :D

I didn't know a 3D printer could do that.

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That's awesome :D

I didn't know a 3D printer could do that.

You wouldn't believe what 3D printers could do!

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They'll never turn out as awesome as a 4WD Deathly Sea Creature

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