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Awesome Chinese Man Builds Bionic Arms After Blowing Off His Hands

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Published on Aug 17, 2012

Move over Tony Stark, because there's a new name in self-made robot arms and this one is NOT a fictional drunk billionaire.

Sun Jifa, a Chinese farmer from Guanmashan, has apparently constructed fully functional prosthetic hands out of scrap metal and wire after accidentally blowing off his real hands with a homemade bomb while blast fishing.

Unable to afford prosthetics at his local hospital, Jifa reportedly spent 8 years perfecting his design. He says the hands, made largely of steel and operated by wires at his elbows, can hold things, grip items and fulfill basically any movements of real hands. With an estimated 24 million people with limb disabilities in China, Jifa, who says he plans to make his cheap prosthetics for others, could be looking at some very lucrative mitts.

Now, if he'd just decide to combine his interest in DIY robotics AND explosives, we might have a REAL superhero on our hands...

Comments • 115

IXIBarbarianIXI
how did he construct them in the first place without any hands?
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Rubenmon1
Wow, a farmer made them. A FARMER! Why can't we have an education system that actually teaches one to do things like this?
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JustaBlacksmith
It s true that the U.S. is not teaching basic anything these days.. You have to learn from the old school technicians.. Apprenticeships with me are available.. I teach the old ways thou, so no coddling of the trainee.. sweat equity is my method.. Contracts are available upon request..
Brad Steeg
Lot's of untapped brain power out there in the world. Imagine what it would be like if everyone was online and had open source access to advanced 3D printers. 
RoyalMystic
0:11 - tasty, that made me hungry
Lord Hodor
I love the look of his metal arm, so cyberpunk
tenhirankei
I'm trying not to say anything about "Made in China".
mike sixx
but...but...explosions....
Lennart Nilsen
Did he build them with his toes?
Come Visit Waikiki
that what i was thinking
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