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Completed Arms Answered

Here is where we can post projects as they are completed.

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bionicman (author)2008-12-03

Excellent ideas. I'll have to think about it and see if I can come up with something.

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CarliPierce (author)2008-12-03

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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kelseymh (author)CarliPierce2008-12-03

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].

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CarliPierce (author)kelseymh2008-12-03

yeah the l'bles slideshow would be perfect for this, I am going to make one, thanks for the tip!

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kelseymh (author)CarliPierce2008-12-03

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.

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CarliPierce (author)kelseymh2008-12-03

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...

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CarliPierce (author)2008-11-28

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???

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