Jan 8, 2014

Project Daniel 3D printing prosthetics for children of war-torn Sudan by Not Impossible Labs

From video description:
Just before Thanksgiving 2013, Not Impossible's Mick Ebeling returned home from Sudan's Nuba Mountains where he set up what is probably the world's first 3D-printing prosthetic lab and training facility. More to the point of the journey is that Mick managed to give hope and independence back to a kid who, at age 14, had both his arms blown off and considered his life not worth living.
Low cost easy to deploy technology that empowers and helps people directly. Strong STRONG example of impact of DIY 3d printing.

Press release:


South Africans developed Robobeast 3d printer specially designed for role  of printing prosthetic hands in developing countries:

Update 2:

Intel promoted this project (and used it for marketing purposes):

Here is Q&A with Mick Ebeling