11-year-old Columbia inventor pitches prosthetic arm to Shark Tank panel

5 months 1 week 2 days ago February 09, 2017 Feb 9, 2017 Thursday, February 09 2017 Thursday, February 09, 2017 5:38:00 PM CST in News
By: Madeline Odle, KOMU 8 Reporter
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COLUMBIA - An 11-year-old inventor from mid-Missouri got the chance of a lifetime Wednesday. Columbia native Jordan Reeves pitched two inventions to a panel of judges on the popular TV show - Shark Tank - while on Rachael Ray. The episode airs Friday at 11 a.m.

One of the inventions is a prosthetic arm that shoots glitter. The other is a plastic tool designed to help people with disabilities pull paper towels off their rolls. Both are 3-D printed.

Jordan said she likes inventing because of all the possibilities. 

"There's unlimited things that you can do," Jordan said. "Anyone can do design, and even if you're a kid you can still do design and make amazing things." 

Jordan said the best part of the experience was just knowing she was able to do it. 

"I was really nervous that I would mess up, but the most rewarding part was probably the end, and figuring out that I actually did okay," Jordan said. "I guess the most rewarding thing was probably everything" 

Jordan, along with three other kid inventors, pitched their ideas to the Shark Tank panel in hopes of winning $3,000. She said if she won the money, she would use it to buy a computer to help her design more inventions. 

(Editor's note: Jordan is the daughter of KOMU 8 News Director Randy Reeves.)

 

 

 

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