3D Printed Prosthetic Hands

Many children are born without fingers, but because children are still growing, they are not normally given prosthetics until fully grown (because they cost $10,000+). Plans for 3D Printable hands are now available, but they take a long time to assemble (and require know-how). Evan learned how to make this type of hand, then printed the parts for 40 hand kits. He solicited volunteers from his Troop, School & Robotics Team to assemble them - and chose fun superhero style colors to appeal to kids. Thanks to Evan and his volunteers, 40 kids who have never had a prosthetic hand can now have one.

Many children are born without fingers, but because children are still growing, they are not normally given prosthetics until fully grown (because they cost $10,000+). Plans for 3D Printable hands are now available, but they take a long time to assemble (and require know-how).

Evan learned how to make this type of hand, then printed the parts for 40 hand kits. He solicited volunteers from his Troop, School & Robotics Team to assemble them – and chose fun superhero style colors to appeal to kids. Thanks to Evan and his volunteers, 40 kids who have never had a prosthetic hand can now have one.

— Evan, Troop 774, Encinitas, CA

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