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Laird Popkin
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Lives in Parkland, FL
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This is a walkthrough of assembling and using a Cyborg Beast, a 3D printed prosthetic for people who are missing fingers. This lets people make prosthetics for a cost of perhaps $50 (for lines and bolts, mainly) vs. $10K or so for a commercial prosthetic. This makes them economical for kids, or in the "Third World", for example.
 
Jeremy could you please add a link to the instruction pdf in the info? I believe this is the one, no? https://thingiverse-production.s3.amazonaws.com/assets/aa/61/3d/3f/eb/Instructions_Cyborg_Beast_Updated.pdf
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And bus stops/stations and gas stations, I could go on.... :)
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“Books are the perfect entertainment: no commercials, no batteries, hours of enjoyment for each dollar spent. What I wonder is why everybody doesn't carry a book around for those inevitable dead spots in life.” 
― Stephen King

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This weekend I am working as a judge at FIRST Robotics Challenge's South Florida Regional competition.

USFIRST is a technology based program designed to encourage youth to explore STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering Math) career fields through robotics competitions. There are programs for kids from kindergarten to high school age.

This weekend's competition is for the high school age group. The kids along with their adult mentors, have built robots to play a game best described as a combination of basketball and soccer.

$19 million in scholarship money awarded to FIRST participants each year.

If you find yourself in the Fort Lauderdale area Friday or Saturday, I highly encourage you to stop by the convention center near the port. Bring your kids or gramdkids. ADMISSION IS FREE! Competitions run from 0830a to 530p. The kids in this program are very intelligent and impressive. This weekend's event is one of the last regional competitions before the international competition in St. Louis.

I will try and take pictures and video.

More information about FIRST can be found here ==>>http://usfirst.org.

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Sounds great, Laird Popkin! Here in Hartford, Ct there is a robotics competition and students at Trinity College's Engineering Dept are competing. Lots of robots! Have fun! (holmesdavid445@gmail.com) Hartford, CT 
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It's better than the movie, but not as good as the TV mini-series.
 
The long awaited cult classic Super-Swede of David Lynch's Dune is finally here!
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Building a web app for the e-NABLE group, customizing prosthetics for patients. This is the second meeting. Read the linked document for the current plans. Care to help? Join the Hangout!
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Laird Popkin. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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Some 'live' pictures from the South Florida FIRST Robotics competition. These kids are awe inspiring - everything you see was designed and built in six weeks by High School kids (with support from Mentors and Sponsors).
http://firstinflorida.com/
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WOW! Very cool. It gives me faith that geeks are not becoming a thing
of the past!
/Bruce
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Couldn't he have just recorded the ten digits and scripted pi?
 
Cory Doctorow sez:
Chapter nine of Homeland opens with about 400 digits of Pi. When Wil Wheaton read the chapter, he soldiered through it, reading out Pi for a whopping four minutes!

Here's the raw studio audio (MP3) of Wil and director Gabrielle De Cuir playing numbers station. There's less than a week left during which you can get the independently produced Homeland audiobook through the Humble Ebook Bundle! 
Chapter nine of Homeland opens with about 400 digits of Pi. When Wil Wheaton read the chapter, he soldiered through it, reading out Pi for a whopping four minutes!
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