main content starts hereRobotics team prints 3D hand for child in need

| October 26, 2015

Members of the Mohonasen High School robotics team, MohonBots, are working on a project that will potentially change the life of a child they’ll never meet. Through a program called e-NABLE, the team is printing parts for a prosthetic hand that will go to a 3-to-6-year-old child in Haiti. Once completed and inspected, the parts will be put together at a large-scale assembly event at SUNY Polytechnic Institute in late November.

“It’s awesome,” said senior Timothy Zarecki. “The fact that high school students can help with such a difficult problem proves that great accomplishments can come from unexpected places.”

e-NABLE is a global network of volunteers who are using their 3D printers, design skills, and personal time to create free 3D printed prosthetic hands for those in need – with the goal of providing them to underserved populations around the world.

3D Printed Hand

The MohonBots are printing the “raptor hand” model. Features include 3D printed snap pins, a modular tensioning system, and compatibility with both velcro and leather palm enclosures.