3D Printed Robohand at the McDonough

July 10, 2013 | Categories: America Makes News

3D printed Robohand a new feature in the exhibition “re-shaping ideas: ingenuity in 3D technology,” in time for YSU’s Summer Festival of the Arts. Designed for those who have lost or were born without fingers the Robohand was created by Richard Van As, a master carpenter from Johannesburg, South Africa and Ivan Owen, a prop master from Washington State. The two collaborated to develop and produce the hand using a MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer – the same printer in use in McDonough’s Innovation Creation Space. We contacted Van As who assembled and donated a Robohand sized for a teenager for inclusion in the exhibition. The hand will be matched with a teen at the end of the show.

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