The idea for Four in Four was to document a trip across four states in four days where we would explore as much of the American Southwest as possible.
We decided to create Four in Four for one simple reason: To inspire others to get outside and truly experience the outdoors. To turn curiosities into obsessions. Outings into nighters. Pastimes into passions. To hopefully spark a sense of adventure in others.
This is amazing. Watch the video (it’s only 3 minutes). An inventor in Washington published schematics for printing a prosthetic hand. A family in Massachusetts found the instructions online and printed a copy for their son who had developmental issues with his hand growth in the womb.
The 3D printed hand cost ~$10 in supplies (you could also include the $300 cost for a Makerbot if you want). A prosthetic hand bought in retail medical supply costs $20,000.
I often like to talk about the contrast between bits and atoms. The internet excels at disrupting businesses that tax the flow of information, bits. The internet has more difficulty making progress in disrupting businesses that transact in atoms. This video is a great example of how the internet will affect atoms.
My brother saved this document and everytime he gets angry at our neighbours for being loud he prints it to their wireless printer and you can hear the wife shout “Why the fuck would you print this AGAIN?!” to her son.
This looks as if it could be material taken from my microprocessor system design class.