Although having actual adamantium claws like Wolverine might not be possible just yet, thanks to modern 3D printing technology we can have something very similar. The claws might not be made out of rare metals and you will need to flex your arm a bit in order to get them out, but they most definitely fulfill their purpose of making you feel like a total badass. The creators of the device in question go by the name of Advancer Technologies and are well known for developing the Muscle Sensor v3 back in 2013. Now the company is working on various improvements that will make their way on their fourth generation sensor dubbed MyoWare. As a means of celebrating the announcement of MyoWare, Advancer Technologies released a tutorial on how to build your own bionic Wolverine claws, however, the real goal of this technology is much more noble.
The folks over at Advancer have launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for the MyoWare and the plan to donate one MyoWare sensor for every five backers that chip in. The sensors will be donated to Limbitless Solutions, a non-profit organization that helps children with missing limbs by offering them 3D printed ones. Not only that, but Limbitless Solutions is in the habit of designing very cool prosthetics in order to make the children feel unique. A good example of this is the story of Alex, a seven-year old boy who received an Iron Man bionic arm from Robert Downey Jr. himself with the help of Limbitless and The Collective Project.
Many future Limbitless 3D printed prosthetics will likely feature the improved MyoWare sensor if Advancer’s Kickstarter campaign ends up being successful. Granted, they probably won’t feature Wolverine claws since that could be dangerous for the children, but I’m sure Limbitless can come up with something just as awesome. With 7 more days to go, the crowdfunding campaign already raised $16, 524 from over 300 backers, thus reaching its initial goal of $10, 000. However, given that one MyoWare sensor will be donated for every five backers who contribute $25 or more it’s still very much worth pitching in and helping Advancer donate even more sensors, so please consider backing the project if you can spare a few bucks for this worthy cause.