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bionicman8 years ago
Excellent ideas. I'll have to think about it and see if I can come up with something.
CarliPierce (author) 8 years ago
These are three prototypes that I made using one robot toy that I got at Wallgreen's for only $9.99. The second image shows the toy and all the parts I was able to get from it. The hook was acutally from a hardware store and was only $1. If anyone wants to play with these materials let me know and I can mail them to you.
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Nice! You might consider taking these pics and your previous ones, and creating an I'bles Slideshow.

That would show up more broadly than these discussion-forum comments; not on the I'bles home page, but certainly under "recent" where many people look. If you mention the ModSquad group in the intro, that would also give it a bit of publicity.

Did you take any pictures while you were doing the assembly of the arms? If so, you could even put them together with a description of the steps (and your ideas and reasons for doing it :-) into an https://www.instructables.com/id/edit Instructable].
CarliPierce (author)  kelseymh8 years ago
yeah the l'bles slideshow would be perfect for this, I am going to make one, thanks for the tip!
What are you using to hold the prosthesis onto the arm? Is that a stretchy sleeve on the middle prototype (with the coat hook)? Do you think some kind of strap or suspender would be necessary? Thick moleskin (at least 1/4", maybe 3/8") would be good to put as a buffer between the plastic parts and the child's arm.
CarliPierce (author)  kelseymh8 years ago
Right now I don't have a solution for how these prototypes would actually attach. I am using a nylon as a place holder in those photos. A strap would be necessary. hmm..moleskin good thinking. I like the idea of doing a video and documenting the process more to make it a real instructable. I will talk to Mariana and see what we can come up with...
CarliPierce (author) 8 years ago
This arm was made by Mariana using the toy Toobers and Zots. The prosthetic attaches to the residual limb using the yellow spiral and is easy to reshape for a custom fit. It is lightweight and easy to bend for different positions. Plus it is colorful and fun to play with. Toobers and Zots are cheap, one set is only $19.99 and comes with enough parts to make several arms. You can find this toy at many stores, including Toys R Us. Also, there are no tools required to build with this toy, making it a great material for the less experienced who still want to help out.
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Oh, i've seen those...

I could probably make a few arms out of PVC and nothing else pipe with 10 dollars...

If i sanded the pvc joints, there would be enough room to move, but enough friction to stay in place...

just one thing, i'm just wondering where i send them when i'm done???