Today on Engineering Newswire, brought to you by Interpower, the premier supplier of power system components for worldwide markets, we’re crafting magic arms, building Tony Stark’s cyber-weapon, and 3D printing for the BioCurious. This episode features:

  • 2-year-old Emma Lavelle was born with a congenital disorder called arthrogryposis. Emma’s parents turned to researchers at the Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children who had been hard at work on the Wilmington Robotic Exoskeleton, or WREX.
  • Cyber-weapon hobbyist Patrick Priebe has harnessed his excitement for heroic weaponry and turned it into a reality with his home built laser gauntlet.
  • A new Kickstarter project from design group Machina, allows users to create music through motion and touch sensors with a mobile app.
  • Deep Space Industries has plans to start prospecting and exploring space with intent to process and manufacture the resources of asteroids and distant planets.
  • A group of do-it-yourself engineers at the hackerspace, BioCurious are developing an open source, 3D bioprinter that will be accessible to anybody with a soldering iron and a love of biology.

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