This program is a month long effort to crowdsource getting prosthetics to people who need them.
The initiative will begin this Friday, October 4th, with a google plus hangout hosted by Limor Fried, Matt Griffin, and Phillip Torrone. Partners in this noble exersize are Robohand, MakerBot, The Open Hand Project, Anthromod, Prosthetics for Prosperity, eNABLE, The Lucky Fin Project and Hands for Africa.
Here’s the information directly from Adafruit:
Adafruit’s Makers, Hackers, Artists and Engineers Community under the subsection “Make The World” is hosting this month long effort. Community members will post up with what they can help with, suggest people in need, and post pictures of their accomplishments/builds. In addition Makers will be able to find support for the creation of Robohands in the eNABLE Community on Google+.
- October 4th, 8pm ET – One hour introduction to the challenge with notable inventors and nonprofits in the sector. MakerBot, Robohand, The Lucky Fin Project.
- October 11th, 8pm ET – Community Check In inviting a notable Maker to chat with Makers from the Community to show how far they have come along with their project. Prosthetics for Prosperity, e-NABLE, Google Science Fair.
- October 18th, 8pm ET – 30 min Community Check In inviting a notable Maker to chat with Makers from the Community to show how far they have come along with their project. Robohand, Hands for Africa and The Open Hand Project.
- October 25th, 8pm ET – One hour Recap of the past month. Robohand, Anthromod, Robohand.
This Friday we’ll have our first Hangout on Air, a one hour introduction to the challenge with notable inventors and non-profits in the sector. Please stop by to tune in live at 8pm ET on Friday 10/4/13, join the Adafruit Google+ page and community page to post comments, ask questions, participate and more!