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The Third Thumb – Winner Of The Hamlyn Award For Creativity

The Third Thumb is a motorised, controllable extra digit, designed for anyone who wants to extend their natural abilities. A student of the school’s product design masters, Clode created the device as a way to challenge conventional ideas about prosthetics- usually thought of as devices only for people with disabilities. Clode is originally from New Zealand and completed her undergraduate degree at Victoria University in Wellington before moving to London to study at the RCA.  The Third Thumb investigate the relationship between the body and prosthetic technology in new ways. It is part tool, part experience , and part self expression; a model by which we better understand human response to artificial extensions. It instigates necessary conversation about the definition of ability.

The Third Thumb by Danielle Clode
The orgin of the word ‘prosthesis’ meant ‘to add, put onto’, so not to fix or replace, but to extend. The Third Thumb is inspired by this word orging, exploring human augmentiaion and aimin to reframe prosthetics as extensions of the body.   The Third Thumb by Danielle Clode The Third Thumb by Danielle Clode   The Third Thumb aims to challange the perception of prostetics. By extending the body I see it creating a similar trajectory for prostehtics as glasses of plastic sugery. Creating a shift from medical device to positive body image statment. Sucess is widespredd social engagemnt with The Third Thumb, from a jewellery designer, to a falcon handler, to a tattoo artists, to a toddler , the more people who exprience it, the better, framing it in diffrent functions and aeshetics.   The Third Thumb by Danielle Clode The Third Thumb by Danielle Clode To emulate the dynamic range of movement provided by our natural thumbs, Clode made the digit our of a 3D – printed flexible plastic filament called Ninjflex. Two morors pull the digit in various directions to make it bend a t its three hinges. A cover also 3D printed but from a more rigid resin, slips over the hand and wrist to hold the device in place. It is connected to the thumb through a cable system Clode describes being similar to a bike brake. She envisages using 3D printed in future iterations of the design, as it allows for the design to be cusomised to fit diffrent hand sizes. [button color=”red” size=”normal” alignment=”center” rel=”follow” openin=”newwindow” url=”http://www.daniclodedesign.com/thethirdthumb”]DANI CLODE DESIGN[/button]

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LIFE AFTER DINOSAURS

LIFE AFTER DINOSAURS Discovery Animals Dinosaur full documentary

Since life began, many amazing animals have lived on the Earth. We call the long period from 230 million years ago to 65 million years ago the Age of Reptiles. During this time, giant reptiles ruled the land, sky and sea.

Dinosaurs

A group of reptiles called the dinosaurs were a terror on the land. there were many sorts of dinosaurs. Some were only as big as cats. Others were the size of jumbo jets. Some dinosaurs were meat – eaters, while others ate only plants.

Other huge reptiles swam in the oceans. Plesiosaurs had long, snake – like necks and feet shaped like paddles. Another group of reptiles, the pterosaurs, soared through the skies on skin – covered wings.

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This Prosthetic Third Thumb Could Change The World

The Third Thumb is a motorised, controllable extra digit, designed for anyone who wants to extend their natural abilities. A student of the school’s product design masters, Clode created the device as a way to challenge conventional ideas about prosthetics- usually thought of as devices only for people with disabilities. Clode is originally from New Zealand and completed her undergraduate degree at Victoria University in Wellington before moving to London to study at the RCA.  The Third Thumb investigate the relationship between the body and prosthetic technology in new ways. It is part tool, part experience , and part self expression; a model by which we better understand human response to artificial extensions. It instigates necessary conversation about the definition of ability.

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The solar system

 The Earth is one of eight main planets circling the Sun. The Sun, these planets and a number of dwarf planets and smaller rocks make up the solar system. The Earth and the planets follow paths called orbits as they circle the Sun. 

The Earth

The Earth looks blue from space because it is mainly covered by oceans. The equator is an imaginary line that divides the Earth into two halves called hemispheres.The poles are the places farthest north and south on the Earth.

The Planets 

The Earth is the third planet from the Sun, after Mercury and Venus. The Earth is the fifth – biggest planet, but all the planets are tiny compared to the Sun.

The Sun

The Sun is our local star. It is an enormous fiery ball shooting light and heat in all directions. The sun’s rays light and heat the Earth. Without the Sun’s warmth and energy, no living thing could survive on the Earth.

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Stars

All the stars in the night sky are suns, like our Sun. Believe it or not, our Sun is just one of 100 billion stars in our part of the universe. Our Sun belongs to a huge group of stars called the Milky Way.

Did You Know ?

The Earth moves at more than 100,000 kilometers an hour as it circles the Sun. Each year, it travels nearly 940 million kilometers to complete a full circle.

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