What happens if we address a missing limb as a blank canvas rather than a disability? Superhero Boost is the next iteration of our Superhero Cyborgs workshops, where kids will learn new technology - including 3D printing, robotics, and AI - and create their own superpowers via personal wearable devices.
Superhero Boost took place June 25 - 29, 2018, at Autodesk's Pier 9 shops in San Francisco, CA. Eight kids, ages 8-18 who have either a limb difference, or who are a wheelchair user, participated. They came up with some really amazing ideas - SEE THEM HERE!
Participants worked alongside professional designers and engineers at Autodesk's state-of-the-art shops to envision and prototype their own personal wearable devices. Participants learned about 3D modeling, AI, and digital fabrication, and were exposed to the process of designing and bringing an idea to life. All participants have now been partnered with a professional designer/engineer for further collaboration and development of their projects - we can’t wait to see where their ideas end up! This workshop was generously sponsored by Google and Autodesk, in partnership wit Born Just Right.
Below is a video of our last Superhero Cyborgs. Enjoy! Please go to our full Superhero Boost website: HERE. You’ll be able to learn more, sign up for our mailing list, and find out how you can get involved!