Building Prosthetic Hands with the Boys and Girls Club of Larimer County

April 11, 2016 - Justin Finesilver

Recently the Fort Collins, Colorado location of The 3D Printing Store® worked with the Boys and Girls Club of Larimer County to build prosthetic hands for the E-Nable Project. The project was generously sponsored by Otter Products and their Otter Cares Foundation!

3D Printing has been a major driver for change in so many areas of our lives, but sometimes it is hard to see the true impact of 3D printing in our everyday lives. A few years ago a loose group of committed individuals with 3D design, 3D printing and prosthetic development skills came together to begin E-Nable.  Now the organization has thousands of participants Worldwide. The organization strives to serve people all over the World in need of upper-body limb assistance. These people are typically victims of injury, birth defect or tragedy. The group has donated many of hands to people in Sudan, Haiti an other areas of need.

Last September E-Nable put out the call for "1,000 Hands" to be built by it's volunteers in the system. The need for hands had grown steadily over the years as more people have realized the potential for #3dprinting to help fill this need. The E-Nable hands are being collected to help urgent needs when tragedy strikes in a certain part of the World. The team we assembled worked to answer this call.

The teens worked with amazing efficiency and great purpose all knowing that the hands would serve a good purpose. It was a an amazing experience, you can see some of the pictures from the day below! Enjoy!

Thanks again to the Otter Cares Foundation, and the amazing kids and leaders from Boys and Girls Club of Larimer County. 

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