Published on July 29th, 2013 | by Alex and Brett Harris

Bored? Learn to Build Remote-Controlled Robotic Arms





(PopSci) — Two summers ago, Easton LaChappelle thought it would be fun to build a robotic arm controlled wirelessly using a glove. LaChappelle, then 14, knew nothing about electronics, programming, or robots—but he was bored and desperate for a challenge. So over the next couple of years, the teen, now a high school junior, toiled in his cramped bedroom workshop in Mancos, Colorado, ironing out the details. In time, he emerged with a robo-arm operated by a gaming glove—and his mind.

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are the co-founders of TheRebelution.com and co-authors of Do Hard Things and Start Here. They have a passion for God and for their generation. Their personal interests include politics, filmmaking, music, and basketball. They are both graduates of Patrick Henry College in Purcellville, Virginia.



  • Peter S.

    My name’s Peter. I subscribe to popular science, and have read your book, Do Hard Things. I really liked it. I also like this kind of stuff, and can really identify with this kid. I think it would be great if you posted more of this kind of stuff. I’m really enjoying your book. Keep up the good work!

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