Autodesk is Using 3D-Modeling to Create Superhero Themed-Limbs

By: Misel Saban - Mar 30, 2016
References: bornjustright & digitaltrends
Autodesk's Pier 9 location in San Fransisco recently put together a program called Superhero Cyborgs 2.0 that allows kids to design and put together their own children's prosthetics that encapsulate superpowers they wish they had. The program utilizes 3D-printing and modelling to bring the designs to life and provide children with simulated limbs that they themselves have designed. The designs capture the imaginative aspect of the children's minds as well, by turning their concepts into functioning gadgets.

The Superhero Cyborgs 2.0 initiative features a collaboration between Autodesk engineers and children working together with digital fabrication, 3D-printing and manufacturing to create prosthetic limbs inspired by heroes. For example, one participant named Jordan Reeves created a robotic arm that is able to inspire happiness by shooting glitter through a string that is pulled.