I was recently introduced to the e-NABLE project by our friends André and Guillaume
This is an awesome venture that aims to get functional 3D printed hands to people around the world. Heard this before? Well e-NABLE takes a different approach… Anyone with a 3D printer can make a difference thanks to the network of e-NABLE volunteers around the world.
These hands don’t replace expensive, highly functional natural looking prosthetic hands – but they’re not meant to. Children who have limb differences can’t always get prostheses (partly because they’re growing) so these hands can make a real and immediate difference to their lives.
Take a look at this video from e-NABLE to see what I mean.
Now tell me you don’t want to use your Robox to make a difference.
Visit http://enablingthefuture.org/ for more information on how to help.
And if you’re a student or teacher reading this then please take a look at http://www.handchallenge.com/ and involve your school in this amazing project.
The story of e-NABLE is inspiring – you can be part of it too.
Here’s my first print of a Raptor hand produced on a Robox – I’ll add more pictures when it’s assembled.
Thanks for reading!