Epic Friday Time :)
Hope you are having an amazing week !
Weather has been slightly off this week - but just in case you do not have plans I wanted to send a link with the -
Top Things Happening In Calgary this Weekend....
Inspirational Person I'm Digging This Week: Easton LaChappelle
Easton LaChappelle has been taking apart things since he was a child and is now changing industries. At 14, he made his first robotic hand out of LEGOs, fishing wire and electrical tubing. With his gradual improvement, the hand turned into an arm and advanced to a 3D-printed brain-powered invention that he could operate with his mind.
After an encounter with a 7-year-old girl at a science fair whose prosthetic arm cost $80,000 (and would need to be replaced when she outgrew it), LaChappelle was inspired to turn his prototype into a practical and affordable device. Not only were his designs amazing, but his young age in addition to his self-taught knowledge of robotics started to make an impact. President Obama shook hands with one of his arms and has traveled the world spreading the message that you can learn outside of the education system including a TED talk. He’s worked at NASA on the Robonaut project developing a new telerobotic interface.
At 17, Easton founded his own company, Unlimited Tomorrow, which is developing a new concept of an exoskeleton to help paraplegics walk again. The company is also creating open source robotic arms that can be used from prosthetics to a robotics learning platform.
He walked away from a job at NASA to start Unlimited Tomorrow - and its OPEN-SOURCE code so the globe can innovate and improve it together - WOW!
What I'm listening to / reading: the Power of NowAuthor: Eckhart Tolle
The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment is a book by Eckhart Tolle. The book is intended to be a self-help guide for day-to-day living and stresses the importance of living in the present moment and avoiding thoughts of the past or future.
I am sure you have heard about the book - and I have read it a few times, just read it again and it's always powerful.
Quote I'm Liking This Week
For real took a picture of this note I saw while out taking a walk - how cool is this?
That's the EPIC FRIDAY update - as always have an amazing weekend and if you need anything I am around and working all weekend!