Atlanta based Robohand has been changing lives with affordable 3D printed prosthetics that have enabled over 200 people since its inception in 2011. Now Airwolf 3D is teaming up with the organisation to orchestrate the world’s largest 3D printer farm, the Airwolf 3D Print-a-thon and first-ever international Flash Print.
Robohand was originally created by Richard Van As and Ivan Owen and has since evolved to provide those in need with 3D printed prosthetic hands, fingers, and limbs. The Airwolf 3D Print-a-thon aims to get as many 3D printers together to create a record-breaking 3D printer farm simultaneously producing functional and accessible prosthetics.
Hawk 3D Proto have already signed up the cause and are doing so in support of the Limbless Association and Blesma, a charity that supports servicemen who have lost limbs or the use of limbs whilst representing their country.
Makers close to the Print-a-thon spot at Airwolf’s headquarters in Costa Mesa, California are invited to RSVP and join Airwolf’s 100 in-house 3D printers working away this this Saturday at 12pm.
Makers from across the rest of the globe keen to get involved needn’t ship their 3D printers across the country. Airwolf 3D’s first every flash print means that people can get involved by downloading the Robohand file and printing from their own home. Makers can then Tweet photos of their completed Robohand to be in with a chance of being featured on the Airwolf site.
Even supporters without a 3D printer can get on board by donating $25 for a roll of filament, enough to provide 5 Robohands.
For more information and to sign up visit: www.airwolf3d.com