I was recently introduced to the e-NABLE project by our friends André and Guillaume at Le Comptoir 3D
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!