Pink Prototype Allows Tallahassee Girl with One Hand to Learn Violin

August 10, 2018

Neriah Rhodes, 5, is missing her left hand. She can now learn to play the violin thanks to a violin maker in Gainesville, her local violin teacher — and an engineering student at LeTourneau University who created a device that allows her to hold her bow.

Miles, an engineering sophomore, spent nine months developing the design for the pink, 3-D printed prototype, teaching himself the program used to create it. He spent about “150 hours making 15 prototypes and hundreds of provisions before 3-D printing two devices, one made of filament plastic and another made of nylon.”

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