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3-D Printed Prosthetic Hand

3-D Printed Prosthetic Hand

I am thrilled to share a service project our MYP MakerSpace Exploratory class has taken on.  Recently, our 5th through 8th graders had the opportunity to participate in A Touch of Understandingassembly.  During that assembly, I met a woman who was passionate about helping print 3-D prosthetics for the nonprofit, Enabling the Future.  We decided to collaborate together and work towards printing a prosthetic ourselves.  Amy has been in contact with Enable the Future while I downloaded and printed a sample prosthetic hand called the Raptor.  I was very pleased with the success of the hand.  Currently, we are in the process of printing a second hand to send to Enabling the Future for quality approval.  A small group of students have spent the last few weeks assembling the prosthetic.  Our goal is to become an approved printer for Enable the Future and move forward with printing, assembling and sending prosthetics to those in need.   

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