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
The hands come from this company. It is an amazing group!
How long did it take to print and assemble them?
who did he get to be his beneficiary? My son is interested in doing this project also, but he is having problems getting a beneficiary for this.
What did he do with the hands? I’m a scout and interested in making hands for kids. But only if I get to see the impact. Not just send them to a charity and not getting to know how happy the kid was to get one.
Did he print the sensors? When he printed them do they work?
Would you be available to chat on the details of he project?