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我用3D打印改变世界

发布时间:2019-01-01 01:06:04 文章来源:未来智讯    
    我用3D打印改变世界作者: by Dominique Mosbergen   1)Exceptional. 2)Awe-inspiring. These are just some of the 3)adjectives that have been used to describe Easton LaChappelle, a 19-year-old Colorado teenager whose 4)determination may change the world of 5)robotics and 6)prosthetics for the better.
  When LaChappelle was just 14, he made his first robotic hand. He didn’t have proper 7)equipment, so he used LEGOs and 8)fishing wire. He didn’t have a lab, so he built his creation in his bedroom.
  Later, at the 2011 Colorado state 9)science fair, LaChappelle’s robotic hand earned him third place. But something perhaps even more important happened at that event, forever changing the teen’s life.
  In the first episode of Uproxx’s注 10)Luminaries, a
  11)documentary 12)series about extraordinary people in the fields of science and technology, LaChappelle describes an unforgettable meeting with a seven-yearold girl at the fair.
  “She had a prosthetic 13)limb,” he said. “It had one motion―open, close―and one 14)sensor, and just this alone was $80,000.”
  Surprised by how expensive it was, LaChappelle says that he saw in this an opportunity for real change. He was determined to invent a prosthetic that was under $1,000.
  He quickly got to work.
  Today, LaChappelle runs his own robotics 15)startup. Using 3D printing technology, he’s developed a 16)functional prosthetic arm and hand that people can afford.
  According to Uproxx, the average prosthetic limb on the market costs about $60,000. LaChappelle’s 17)prototype costs just $350 to produce, and he announced last month it will be made 18)open source―which means that the design can be downloaded by anyone online, totally free of charge.
  “No one person can change the world,”LaChappelle says in the video. “It takes 19)multiple people, so if I can develop technology in a way so other people can take what I’ve done and grow from it and do something more with it, someone could take that and keep 20)impacting someone else’s life and 21)eventually try and rule out a lot of the bad in the world by giving back to our own kind.”
  What an 22)inspiration.
  杰出,令人赞叹―这些不过曾经用来描述伊斯顿・拉切贝尔的其中几个形容词。这位来自(美国)科罗拉多州的19岁小伙子的决心也许能令机器人技能和(假肢)补救术向着更好的方向发展。
  惟有14岁的时候,拉切贝尔就制造出他的第一个机械臂。他没有合适的设备,于是只可用乐高积木和牵引线;他没有实验室,所以就在卧室进行他的创作。
  后来,在2011年科罗拉多州的科学展上,拉切贝尔的机械臂赢得了第三名。但是在那次科学展中,一件也许更为重要的事情发生了,从此改变了这位少年的人生。
  在Uproxx网站播出的介绍科技界杰出人物的系列纪录片《杰出人物》第一集中,拉切贝尔说他在科学展上遇见了一个7岁的女孩,这次相遇令他很难忘。
  “她装有一个假肢,”他说。“它只可做一个动作―开合,惟有一个传感器,那就要花上8万美元。”
  假肢的高昂价格令拉切贝尔感到相当震惊,他说他从这里看到了真正改变世界的机会。他决心发明一个价格低于1千美元的假肢。
  他很快就着手事务。
  如今,拉切贝尔经营着自己新创办的机器人公司。运用3D打印技能,他开发了一个人们负担得起的实用假肢手臂和手。
  Uproxx网站称,市场上的假肢平均售价大约为6万美元。拉切贝尔的样板只要350美元成本。而就在上个月,他宣布将会开放假肢技能的源代码―这就意味着设计(方案)能够在网上被任何人下载,完全免费。
  “没有任何个人可以改变世界,”拉切贝尔在视频中说道。“这需要很多人的努力。如果我能够开发技能,那么其他人也能够利用我的成果加以改进,做出更多东西,别人就能够用这些成果继续影响其他人的生活。通过回馈社会,最后我们能够试着消除世界上很多不好的东西。”
  多么鼓励人心啊。
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