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Trying to make arms more functional. Ideas?

by Zombiesheep

I’m trying to learn 3D design, but I know it’s going to take a while before I gain any proficiency. So I’ve been looking at various prosthetic designs for ideas.
I just got diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis (turning 40 was not a good move). My hands have been basically useless since mid-August so I’ve had to rely in my husband for all those little things…. Picking up the coffee pot, cutting up my food, opening containers, etc. Sometimes I can’t even touch a screen to scroll.
I’m trying to figure out something I could wear that would allow me to do something. I’ve considered a multi tool style gauntlet with pop out hooks to carry grocery bags or maybe convert a closet broom holder into a way for me to actually hold a broom to sweep.
The elbow controlled flexing fingers might be nice. I’m a printmaker and can’t carve or roll out ink anymore. Really any functionality would be better than now.

Any thoughts on how to piece together some sort of prosthetic for a person with hands would be greatly appreciated,

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Developing a new printer design - what’s one thing missing from

by Bootan9

Hey everyone! Hope all is well. My friend and I are college students working on designing and building a 3D printer of our own and want to figure out what problem in the 3D printing world we want to address. We have a decent amount of experience with 3D printing ourselves, but we figured the best way we could get some ideas is by going to people with a lot of experience!

We essentially are looking for something that is missing in 3D printers (FDM printers specifically) or something that could be improved - it doesn’t really have to be anything major. We would just like to use this project of ours to do something to improve the 3D printing world!

Thank you for your time!

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3D printing

by lukeschmucker

Does anyone have some tips on 3d printing
just started and was wondering
im only 13

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Anybody created a nut for a e27 lamp - Ikea KLABB

by StaniScholl


I'm looking for anybody who may know or already did a nur for a E27 lamp. It has an outside thread, see here:

I try to create a nut with for this one to fix a lamp umbrella to it. But I can't recreate the thread with fusion 360. Anybody can help me?


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Printing with weed trimmer line

by Phistterbut_Inc

Heard it works, anyone actually tried it? I'm talking decent attempt, not just, yeah it extrudes. I'd be curious to find out if anyone knows what form of plastic it is. Supposedly it was used during the early days of printing before the hype. Now post-hype I'd sure like to find out for sure.

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