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Need A Hand?


Today in super cool tech news: Dad makes son prosthetic hand with 3D printer, all the kids at the lunch table get jealous

12-year-old Leon McCarthy was born without fingers on his left hand. Without a prosthetic, Leon learned to rely on his dependable five fingers. That is until his dad, Paul, made him an amazing, colorful, custom-made prosthetic hand with a 3D printer, and Leon got to try out using ten.

Paul found instructions for printing the prosthetic hand online thanks to prosthetics-designer Ivan Owen, who wanted to create an open-source , DIY option for people who might not be able to get their hands on a typical $20,000-$30,000 prosthetic. Paul made Leon’s hand with only $10 in parts.

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Necessity is the mother of

Necessity is the mother of invention.

I'll take one.

You know - just in case.

Y'breakin' me heart, yeah?

Defeat the panda-industrial complex

I am dusk icon. anagram me.

It is so important we keep

It is so important we keep government regulators out of this industry!

this is great

now print some brains and send them to DC

They don't need brains

What they need is honest hearts and only God can give them that!

Great story!

" In Thee O Lord do I put my trust " ~ Psalm 31:1~

We need Government Free

We need Government Free Medical Care Zones
Submitted by Michaelwiseguy on Thu, 10/31/2013 - 22:01. Permalink

Massive inflation in the price of medical care, not to be confused with the price of insurance, is built into the medical industrial complex monopoly.

Maybe we should try hospital ships in international waters 9 miles off shore. Doctors without boarders model could be used.

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You are so right; I'd love to see a

libertarian campaign around this major need, comparing the innumerable failures of the Gov.(forced taxpayer)-financed medical industrial complex, enforcing so many monopolies, promoting bad "medicine" as well as bad foods including the many local parasites that poison "public" water with fluoride, do not allow people to grow and market healthful produce and animal products, etc. etc. etc.