Pink Prototype Allows Tallahassee Girl with One Hand to Learn Violin

    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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