29-year-old Trace Wilson from Denver Colorado unveiled his one-of-a-kind Doctor Who bionic arm at Dragon Con in Atlanta Georgia.
Dragon Con is the world’s largest multi-genre popular culture entertainment convention and hugely popular with movie buffs, video game enthusiasts, comic book fans, and celebrities.
In true Doctor fashion, my Hero Arm allows me to change my look as I see fit! I love that I can customize my arm covers, and it has really allowed me to unleash my creativity.
Trace said: “I’ve been a Doctor Who fan for about half my life at this point. I think the idea of the Doctor, who can go anywhere, be anyone, really spoke to me as I was learning to love the differences that make me unique.”
The Doctor Who mega fan spent around 20 hours 3D modelling and 3D printing the design before hand painting it.
Trace, who was born without a right hand, said: “In true Doctor fashion, my Hero Arm allows me to change my look as I see fit! I love that I can customize my arm covers, and it has really allowed me to unleash my creativity.”
Not only did Trace turn his arm into a 3D printed TARDIS, he also created a version of his bionic arm inspired by the popular Manga character Edward Elric from Square Enix’s Full Metal Alchemist.
This design took Trace several weeks to design, test, and create for his Dragon Con cosplay.
Trace’s 3D printed bionic arm is a Hero Arm and uses sensors that sit on top of his skin to detect muscle signals which control his bionic fingers.
Dragon Con takes place Aug. 31 until Sept. 4, and it’s held across the city at multiple host locations like: the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Atlanta Hilton, Sheraton Atlanta, Atlanta Marriott Marquis, the Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel in downtown Atlanta, and AmericasMart Buildings 2 and 3.