Young Inventor Builds Prosthetic Arm That Shoots Glitter
A 14-year-old has from Columbia, Missouri, has invented a prosthetic arm cannon that shoots glitter from the tip.
Jordan Reeves, an otherwise ordinary teenage girl, has inspired millions of people with her invention. Reeves, who was born with a congenital disability that stopped her arm from fully developing, was only ten years old when she was inspired by a STEM workshop that encouraged children to think creatively when it came to their disabilities.
It wasn’t long before Jordan started to create prosthetic prototypes using a 3-D Printer.
Four years later, Jordan has gone on to talk about her invention - Project Unicorn - on the TEDx Stage, Shark Tank, and the Rachel Ray show. The teen says it is her hope to inspire other kids with disabilities to view their circumstances as a gift rather than a hindrance.
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Jordan’s invention was so dazzlingly successful, she went on to talk about her horn-shaped “Project Unicorn” prosthetic design on the TEDx stage, Shark Tank, and even The Rachel Ray Show. With each appearance, she hoped that Project Unicorn would encourage other kids to view disabilities as gifts rather than hindrances.
As Project Unicorn gained more traction, Jordan and her mother turned their labor of love into the Born Just Right nonprofit so they could continue advocating for inclusivity.
The young inventor from Columbia, Missouri, was born with a left arm that stopped developing beyond the elbow. Although some people would look at her under-developed limb as just a disability, Jordan used her condition to launch her superhero alter ego.
More than 430 children from 30 different countries contributed to the installation, which is made up of a whopping 350,000 bricks. Not only that, the documentary series was produced by kids.
“It’s an invitation,” reads the LEGO website’s project description. “Where adults see challenges, kids see opportunities. Imagine what we could do if we all saw the world through a child’s eyes!”