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Tony Robbins calls this 23-year-old the next Elon Musk

Tony Robbins calls this 23-year-old the next Elon Musk

Written by David

December 6, 2018

At 23, Easton LaChappelle has been called “the next Elon Musk” by none other than Tony Robbins. Those are great expectations to set for any young person, but LaChappelle is no ordinary entrepreneur. The inventor is trying to make prosthetic devices more affordable using 3D printing, and he’s already made impressive progress. LaChappelle has always loved to tinker with electronics. Growing up in rural Colorado, he taught himself the basics of robotics using YouTube and by Skyping experts around the world. At age 14, he built his first working robotic hand using LEGOs, fishing wire and electrical tubing. For his 16th birthday, LaChappelle got a 3D printer, which “enabled a whole new world of creation,” he tells CNBC Make It . The teen printed a robotic arm, powered it with a windshield wiper motor and submitted it to the 2012 Colorado State Science Fair. During the public viewing at […]


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