How-To: ShapeLock assistive spoon

Becky Stern

Becky Stern (sternlab.org is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. She publishes a new project video every week and hosts a live show on YouTube. Formerly Becky was Senior Video Producer for MAKE. Becky lives in Brooklyn, NY and belongs to art groups Free Art & Technology (“release early, often, and with rap music”) and Madagascar Institute (“fear is never boring”).

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By Becky Stern

Becky Stern (sternlab.org is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. She publishes a new project video every week and hosts a live show on YouTube. Formerly Becky was Senior Video Producer for MAKE. Becky lives in Brooklyn, NY and belongs to art groups Free Art & Technology (“release early, often, and with rap music”) and Madagascar Institute (“fear is never boring”).

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Gregg at Instructables made this assistive spoon using nothing more than thermoform plastic and, well, a spoon. One commenter points out that the package advises against moulding the plastic around body parts, but I wonder if that’s so that you don’t end up with a permanent (and therefore possibly dangerous to remove) bracelet or worse, collar. Or could it be because of the heat? I’d think that a thick nitrile glove would insulate your skin well enough for this stuff since it’s pretty low-temp. Got your own idea about the warning? Leave it in the comments below.

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