This 10 Year-Old-Girl Created Her Own Prosthetic Arm!
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Jordan Reeves, a spunky 10-year-old girl in Columbia, Missouri, was born with a left arm that ends at her humerus, or just above her elbow. Instead of using a traditional prosthetic, she designed her own.
She hopes other kids like her feel inspired to create for themselves.
“If you put your mind to it,” she says, “you can do anything.”
Source: http://www.buzzfeed.com/ Jordan, instead of building a traditional prosthetic at a design event for kids without limbs, she developed a “circle shooter” or “glitter cannon” that shoots sparkles. She calls the device “Project Unicorn” and says it is an essential part of her superhero alter ego. ^^
“I just like the look of sparkles and how shiny they are,” Jordan told
Jordan made her creation at a five-day-long design training event in San Francisco called Superhero Cyborg.
The event is led by KIDMob, a nonprofit design organization for kids, and Autodesk, a 3D design software company.
The event aimed to help kids create a hand or arm that was not just functional, but had super abilities. Over a short week in January, five kids worked with six professionals and students in architecture and engineering to create their own “body modification,” as the organization described the projects. Other kids made devices that have multiple functions, including an ability to shoot like a water gun.
Seems like the sky is the limit of their imagination.
The group learned 3D modeling and printing, plaster casting, electronics, and sewing to build their wearables. They also did quite a bit of exploring superpowers and super abilities to build into their devices. But Jordan, and the rest of the group, aren’t done with their projects. The group will present their final projects in June. We are looking forward to the final designs ^^ Here is a video of Jordan's Project Unicorn: