Artificial Iron Man Hand Makes Kids Feel Like Tony Stark

Artificial Iron Man Hand Makes Kids Feel Like Tony Stark

It's easy enough to feel alienated as a child without also needing a prosthesis — kids can be less than kind. That's why I love what this inventor is trying to do to make an empowering superhero prostheses come to life.

Pat Starce has three goals in mind for his child-sized Iron Man Prosthetic Hand. "It had to look awesome... it had to perform awesome and there would be no strings or mechanics that could distract from the visual impact." The result is a fully functioning 3D-printed hand with functioning lights to make a kid feel like the badass Iron Man they really are. He even took the extra step and articulated the fingers so they lock into that that iconic thruster pose!

Artificial Iron Man Hand Makes Kids Feel Like Tony Stark
Artificial Iron Man Hand Makes Kids Feel Like Tony Stark

For more info on Pat's work, go here. Parents who want to reach out can contact him here.

Pat Starace via The Creator's Project


Comments

    I'd bet some kids would pay an arm and a leg for that thing!
    Sorry for that, had to be done, even if it was in terrible taste.
    But seriously, this is a great idea, and I wish the guy all the best, I hope he gets this produced for people, it could really improve some kids lives.

    This is really cool! Missing a hand would be the worst thing, but I imagine having one of these would make you feel like the coolest kid ever.

      Yeah i couldn't imagine losing a hand its a super scary thought to lose so much we all take for granted. I'm glad there are people out there working on things like this... and not just sitting in a lab trying to figure out the best cheese for pizza. (http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2014/09/scientists-empirically-discover-the-best-cheese-for-pizza/)

    Wasn't this made for a Hawaiian kid named Bubba or something. I remember reading it on ign. The little kid was so stoked when he opened the box.

Join the discussion!

Trending Stories Right Now