Easton LaChappelle (born November 29, 1996) is an robotics engineer and entrepreneur. He is the founder and CEO of Unlimited Tommorow.
At 14 years old, Easton made his first mechanical hand controlled by a glove.
He built it out of Legos, fishing wire and surgical tubing. He continued to improved the design with 3D-printed parts. Eventually, he turned his project from a hand to an arm using airplane motors and fishing line.
After building the arm from fingers to shoulder, he entered a regional science fair full robotic arm.
The project led him to an international science fair, where he came in second place in the engineering category.
At the science fair, he had an encounter with a 7-year-old girl, whose prosthetic arm costed $80,000 and need to be replaced when she outgrew it; the arm he built costed him a couple hundred dollars to make.
This inspired him to turn his prototype into an affordable technology.
3D Printing in Animatronics (TED Talk, presented in 2013)
In 2013, Easton LaChappelle gave a TED Talkon3D printing and how it could be used to create prosthetic limbs for amputees. Tony Robbins*reached out toEaston LaChappelle
With Robbins' help, Easton LaChappelle founded Unlimited Tomorrow February 2014; LaChappelle was 17 years old at the time. Since then, he’s been able to work with