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Keith Violette
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Great picture of the complete LUKE arm, and a short article in Pop Sci.
http://bestofwhatsnew.popsci.com/deka-luke-arm
Even with today’s most advanced prosthetic limbs, amputees still struggle to perform certain basic tasks.
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Our new Website www.AirRocketWorks.com is set up, and so is our Kickstarter Campaign!  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1428780902/launch-something-air-rocket-toys-from-airrocketwor
Wish us luck, or better yet, get yourself a Rocket Launcher!
With our new launcher kit, you can easily make and launch all kinds of air powered rockets and planes, that fly hundreds of feet!
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Good luck guys. BTW, just read about the Slingshot in PS. Great stuff...
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The "LUKE Arm"  has been approved by the FDA:
http://makezine.com/2014/05/09/making-the-luke-bionic-arm/
The "luke" arm has finally been approved for sale to the public.
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Nice segment (and invention!)...also, a great resume-builder for a budding inventor.
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I received an early copy of MAKE Issue #39 today, which as a 4 page article on how to build an Air Rocket Glider (ARG) that my kids and I invented last year.  Look for it on newsstands in about 2 weeks.
Also, I have partnered with Rick Schertle, who co-wrote the article, and we are going to take a shot at making all kinds of air rocket related toys, starting with paper & tape air rockets, the ARG, and we are working on a couple other ideas as well.  If you are interested, join the community we are starting to build on our new website, www.AirRocketWorks.com 
Also, we will be introducing a new Compressed Air Rocket launcher (CAR v2.0) and the Air Rocket Glider (ARG) on an upcoming KickStarter campaign which we are planning to go live with on 5/14/14.
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You never know where one of your 3D designs will end up!
Here is one of the rockets Sean and I designed and uploaded to Thingiverse a couple years ago.  
It was downloaded and printed by David Tapley, the owner of 3d-alchemy.co.uk, in the UK, and is now in a museum in London!
From top to bottom… Big bearing donated by Cool Components Ltd Shock Mount (black) donated by Alexander Hosfield Shock with logo (green) donated by 3TRPD Ltd Pump (brown) donated by 3TRPD Ltd Shock...
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Forgot to mention the original file is here:http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:13616
and the museum is here:
http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/
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Come and check out the Upcoming 3D Printing Demonstration at the SEE Science Center in Manchester, NH on 12/10/13
I'll be demonstrating my personal 3D printer and a small portable 3 axis CNC machine at the event.  There will be several 3D printers making parts, along with their owners, who can explain the whole process from model to printed part.
Demonstrations are from 6-8 PM and there will be music, food and drinks from 8-10.

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Join the NH Creative Club on December 10th as we ring in the holiday season with an evening of innovation and celebration at the SEE Science Museum in Manchester, NH. There will be plenty of good tidings and cheer as we explore the fascinating world of 3D printing.
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ME working on a revolutionary prosthetic arm for wounded warriors.
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  • DEKA Research
    Mechanical Design Engineer / Inventor, present
  • NEAT
    Engineering Manager, 2000 - 2007
  • ABTech
    Mechanical Design Engineer, 1998 - 2000
  • Precitech
    Mechanical Design Engineer, 1996 - 1998
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Crazy Maker, Proud Dad, Happy Husband, Mechanical Designer
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I really enjoying making all kinds of crazy stuff with my wife & kids, enjoying the great challenge of working on a prosthetic arm for wounded warriors, founded the Southern NH CNC Club, becoming a "rocket man" (builder of many water rockets, air rockets, estes rockets, made parts for a level 3 certification for a friend) 
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Enjoy a great marriage with Tanya, Having fun with my two great kids, Just achieved 7 years at DEKA Research, Air Rocket Glider article published in MAKE #39, working on starting an air rocket community at AirRocketWorks.com
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