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Ambionics
I'm Ben. Founder of Ambionics Limited, former teacher, self taught design engineer, and public speaker. Passionate about innovation, neuroscience and helping the most vulnerable. Now operating as an International small arms dealer. I may run this channel but the kids we help are the real STARS
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Prototyping video log #1 The first prototyping update! I'm getting much more confident with video editing and all that's involved with content creation. It's a steep learning curve for sure but I'm aiming to do one short video like this every fortnight plus one 30 min video per month going forward.

If you enjoyed watching and want to support the channel please feel free to subscribe or leave a donation. Thank you! If you'd like to use PayPal then we can do that too. Head to www.ambionics.co.uk/fundraising. I can easily create a list of monthly PayPal contributors and which tiers they belong to for accessing content etc. If you'd like to subscribe by PayPal instead - just ask.

Also, when all of my patrons have migrated over to #SubscribeStar from Patreon I'll be democratizing the content creation schedule. This makes sense in terms of subscriber benefits. There are many areas to cover though - from limb scanning and early prosthetic intervention techniques through to 3D printing, silicone molding, acetone vapor smoothing and other techniques I've learned along the way.

Anyway. That's enough from me for today. I've come up with a new way of putting pneumatic / hydraulic systems together and want to crack on with that this evening. Will no doubt spam the channel with updates about it.

Thanks for watching my first vlog!

Peace!

Ben

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Sign up today to make a change in someones's life #BeTheChange #DigitalProsthetics #EarlyIntervention

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Sol has been ill lately with a tummy bug. He has been off school and not eating very much all week. Consequently his socket began coming loose. A rubber sleeve helped (I will do a quick tips on this soon) but the arm was still loose. This morning I printed a smaller test socket but it was still too large! I now have the right size but I was shocked to see that the new one is 3.2% smaller than the arm I made for him in December. Thank the maker for digital scaling. Full socket now printing ready for the weekend 😁

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Ambionics is proudly supported by Microsoft https://youtu.be/kcG2bJg2my0

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Baby D is helping me with some video editing this evening. He's not very well, bless the little fella, he has a bug.. Anyway, this is a great photo (no boogers) so I thought I'd share it with you.

Happy weekend guys n gals

Ben and Dax

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Today I started work on the Ambionics Focus Group which will be accessible to All-Star Subscribers at tier 3 and above. If you want to join me on actual Ambionics projects then this is a perfect opportunity for you.

I need coders, electrical and mechanical engineers, product designers and other experienced amateurs like myself. If this sounds like you and you are happy to sign an NDA then I would really welcome you on board. Likewise if you are a prosthetist, orthotist, or an occupational therapist then I would love for you to join too.

The focus group will feed directly into the work I am doing in places like Ecuador and hopefully inform and shape my R&D strategy.

Members of the Focus group will get perks too. It's not all worked out exactly yet but I will make sure that active contributors get the option of exclusive perks or subscription discounts after x amount of time.

What do you reckon?

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Young Master Sol, Electronica, Munich, Nov 2018 #Engineering #Technology #STEM #AmbionicBoy

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#GameOn #LegoHarryPotter #GameAssist #Ambionics

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The Modular Torsion Hand is still being developed. I think I've found a comfortable way to make a harness to operate it. A few more tweaks and I think Sol should be able to start testing it in the field... and on the beach.. and in the mountains... and climbing up trees!

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This weekend I'm working on a prototype to help Sol and his friends gain better control of gaming pads. Two pneumatic bellows will be powered by shoulder movements and each bellow controls its own button on the Nintendo Wii remote.

I'm hoping Sol will finally be able to make #LegoHarryPotter jump and cast spells without letting go of the Wii controller or straining his fingers. Once I have got this right we'll look into the Xbox and PS4 consoles too. We'll need a customized socket especially for gaming I think.

Believe it or not hydraulic and pneumatic parts like these bellows are actually pretty easy to print once you have the materials dialed in. The part in this video only takes 16 minutes to make and its holds a lot of pressure. It's one of our own designs.

This month' I'll post a video showing Subscribers how to 'tune in' different printing materials to make coo stuff like this. If you want to see how this project shapes up please remember to subscribe!

Thank you as always

Ben & Sol

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Check out how we are working with #Microsoft to build clinics in Latin America #ProjectEcuador

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Welcome to our new Channel! This is just a holding page for now but I'll be announcing the launch date very soon. Watch this space. Best Wishes Ben & Sol www.ambionics.co.uk

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