Easton LaChappelle

Young Inventor

Easton LaChappelle, 17, began working with robotics when he was 14. He lives in Mancos, Colorado, and is challenging the future of prosthetics and telerobotics. His long-term goal is to create an affordable upper-limb prosthesis that is neural controlled and stronger than a human. He has two 3D printers in his room where he makes all the joints, gears and custom parts needed for a robotic limb. He has been featured in Popular Science and Popular Mechanics magazines. He will be working on NASA’s Robonaut project this summer. He placed 2nd in the world in engineering at the 2012 International Science Fair.

Easton LaChappelle Headshot

3D Printing in Animatronics

Prosthetics and the technology revolution