“He wants to create affordable prosthetic solutions for people who need them.”

Hand Solo's LEGO robotic arm

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Fri, Feb 8th, 2019 09:42 by capnasty NEWS

David Aguilar who was born without a right forearm due to a rare genetic condition, has turned his love for LEGOs into a way to build affordable robotic arms for those that need them.

Ever since he was a kid, David Aguilar was obsessed with Lego. He spent his childhood building cars, planes, helicopters, and eventually, his own prosthetic. Born with a deformed arm, the self-named “Hand Solo” decided to take his Lego-building skills to the next level. At age 18, he perfected his designs with the MK2, a prosthetic arm with the ability to bend and pick up objects with a pincer-like grip. Now, he’s the coolest kid on the block.

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