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Jan 21 16 9:46 AM

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Hello everybody. My name is John Brown and I'm a final year student at De Montfort University. For my project I'm using Electromyography for real-time hand signal analysis. I've been looking at your Dextrus hand over at the open hand project and found my way over to this website / forum!

Just wanted to say hello to you all :) I'll be probably making some updates with my own project. Looking forward to chatting to you all some more!

Thanks
John
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Jan 27 16 9:38 PM

Bonjour

Hi guys,

My name is Stefano Plossi and I am french. I am working now since almost 2 years on two different robot hand prototypes.
My work is focused on 3D designing, 3D printing, hand control with electromyography and microcontrollers, force sensing fingertips/ palms.

I discovered Open Bionics after seeing an article about Nicolas Huchet. I am looking for a place to share ideas and to work together, so I would enjoy to hear from you about some projects :)

Cheers, Salut,
Stefano

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Jan 28 16 12:33 AM

Hello everyone.

My name is Ivo Marić. I live in Zagreb, Croatia and I've been developing my own 3D printed prosthetic hand designs for about a year now. I got my Master's degree in biomedical engineering a few weeks ago. That feeling when you make something that will make someone's life better is one of the most beautiful feelings in the world. I hope we will share some great ideas on this forum and have fun :).

Best,

Ivo

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Feb 4 16 4:48 AM

Looking for help

My name is Bryan Falke, I'm a senior high school student studying engineering, and I was wondering if anybody could point me in some helpful directions to find information to teach me and other beginners more about prosthetics and bionics.

Thanks in advance,
Bryan

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Feb 4 16 1:45 PM

Hello!

I'm an undergraduate in Mechatronics Engineering, in the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. I'm working in the development of a low-cost upper-limb prosthesis and would like to learn from and participate in this forum.
Great Admiration for Open Bionics!

Seidi

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Feb 4 16 7:48 PM

Hi Everyone!
Found out about OpenBionics and got instantly interested in working on the project. I'm Fausto, BSc in Automation and Mechatronics and MSc in Biomedical Engineering from Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden. To know more about me you can visit se.linkedin.com/in/faustowoelflin.
Really eager to get to work!
I'll dig through the rest of the forum now to see what I can help with.

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Feb 8 16 7:11 AM

Hello

Hi All,

I have been following the Dextrus hand for a while now as a friends son Kayden has a very poor NHS hand that he hates and I have been asked if I can help in building a hand for him.  I am planning to build the hand over the coming months and have the files but just need to size them first so that it looks natural for a 12 year old boy.

My only concern is printing the Nijaflex as I have not used this before and I'm not sure my old RepRap Medel will like it but it's on order so will have a play in the week.

Oh and is there a forearm this attaches to? or is this something we need to design seperatly I see them in the video's and images so hope there is a design I can use.

Any suggestions/advice greatfully recieved and happy to help with the project from a software/electronics engineering point if needed.

Cliff.

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Feb 11 16 5:36 PM

My name is Trenton. I'm a computer science teacher in Brenham, TX. My students have been using the 2 3D printers in our classroom to create prosthetic hands for kids in our community and are currently working on a myoelectric arm for a young girl. We are also interested in orthotics as we have a toddler in our community who needs leg braces for spina bifida and we would like to be able to 3D print them.

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Feb 11 16 5:49 PM

cliffordAgius wrote:
Hi All,

I have been following the Dextrus hand for a while now as a friends son Kayden has a very poor NHS hand that he hates and I have been asked if I can help in building a hand for him.  I am planning to build the hand over the coming months and have the files but just need to size them first so that it looks natural for a 12 year old boy.

My only concern is printing the Nijaflex as I have not used this before and I'm not sure my old RepRap Medel will like it but it's on order so will have a play in the week.

Oh and is there a forearm this attaches to? or is this something we need to design seperatly I see them in the video's and images so hope there is a design I can use.

Any suggestions/advice greatfully recieved and happy to help with the project from a software/electronics engineering point if needed.

Cliff.

Hi Cliff,

I think I mentioned the issue with us releasing sockets to you somewhere else, we will look to release our design processes in the future. Once you get a good scan it's not too hard to get something that fits OK, you could also look at a thermo-form gaunlet.

Ninjaflex can be tricky, I would recommend you read this great post from Steve Wood. You can get flexibles printing on most desktop printers but you may need to buy a new extruder or modify your existing extruder.

Once you have the ninjaflex printing OK here's a high level printing guide from us.

Best,

Joel

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Feb 17 16 12:04 PM

Greetings, folks. My name is Luis Hernandez. I am an engineer born with right-hand amelia (meromelia, specifically). I don't own a 3D printer but I have extensive 3D design, stereolithography and electronics experience. I hope I can provide valuable input and help improve the lives of people with missing limbs. Cheers!

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Feb 17 16 2:32 PM

Hello Luis, 

Welcome to the forum! Have a look and see if there are any design challenges you feel like taking on. Please also feel free to discuss any ideas or features you may have. 

All the best, 

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Feb 26 16 3:52 AM

Intro

Hello, everyone! My names Nursultan from Kazakhstan. I'm web developer. I really interested in this project.
In addition, I'm volunteer in Maker Space Almaty community which has 3D printing labarotory.  
So, I want to develop robotic hands or bionic hand.
What should I do in the beginig? Any reccomendation?  

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Mar 2 16 10:17 AM

Nursultan wrote:
Hello, everyone! My names Nursultan from Kazakhstan. I'm web developer. I really interested in this project.
In addition, I'm volunteer in Maker Space Almaty community which has 3D printing labarotory.  
So, I want to develop robotic hands or bionic hand.
What should I do in the beginig? Any reccomendation?  

Welcome Nurlsultan!

Fantastic, thanks for joining us. You can take a look at the Design challenges if you like, these are things that we're actively looking into.

You could also just take a look at the Ada hand design, see what you think could be improved an get to work changing it.

Best,

Joel

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Mar 3 16 3:21 AM

Hey, I'm Jim Shealy, I'm a mechanical engineer by trade and I've always had an interest in robotics and prosthetics. I'm looking forward to getting to helping out more with the Ada hand!

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May 7 16 7:23 AM

Hi All!

Hi All!
I just came across this website and I am very excited to make my contributions to the community. I am a mechanical design engineer. I can do CAD, CAE and also CAM. I am also very interested in electronics especially micro-controller/microprocessor based and also programming in embedded C++.I dont own a 3d printer as yet but have experience in working with 3D printers. Do let me know if there is something I can start outright. 
Warmly,
Kapil Panchal

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Sep 7 16 1:57 PM

From Russia with love

hi there
Moscow here. I'm working as a QA and studying robotics and mechatronics at Bauman technical university. I have lots of energy and desire to help with this project, but i don't really know where to start. I have little experience in Autodesk, currently mastering the hardware part of the machines and electronics. 
I'm a fan of SF and deus ex, so participating in this project means developing the future, making the dream come true. Besides it helps people.

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