30 Mar '14, 3am

A teen boy invented a prosthesis when his cousin lost her arms in an explosion. He's open sourcing it!

Nathan said he has not yet been approached by a company to commercialize his prosthetic, but he does have his own, open-source plans for doing so once he achieves more advanced movements with it. "I am going to offer the schematics and programs online for free so anyone can built it themselves, but also offer prebuilt models," he said, following a popular pricing model in the open-source community that the Arduino microcontroller in the prosthetic also uses. Nathan said he could not in good conscience leave the open-source community out of the project, since he used open-source components and ideas to build the prosthesis.

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