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Discovering E-Nable

As I had mentioned in a previous post, I spend way too much time researching new projects. There’s no doubt that my 3D printer purchase was nearing epic status, rivaled only by the selection of components for my latest computer. My wife always rolls her eyes, and shakes her head, because she knows the routine all too well. But, the fact is, I enjoy the process. And, no matter how well I think I’ve done with my final selection, afterwards I always second guess my decision.

During my latest mission, I stumbled across a video about Sierra, a young girl who had made a 3D printed prosthetic hand for a school science project. She happened to be the same age as my granddaughter, so I showed her the video. She thought it was really cool that a little kid just like her could make something so awesome, and that we could possibly make one too.

The video referred to a community called E-Nable. A google search lead me to the website enablingthefuture.org, which turns out to be quite an impressive group of folks.

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You Gotta Start Somewhere

One thing I can tell you about blogging, is that it’s hard to come up with the very first post on a new site. You’d expect that since this is a website about 3D printing, that this article would also be about 3D printing – but that’s not the case. I’m just going to ramble on about some things that will occasionally be relevant, but mostly have little to do with additive manufacturing.

I’ll start out by telling you a little bit about myself.  I’m in my mid-fifties. I’m married to my wife Jill, and we are quite fond of each other. We have children, step children, and although I’ve lost track of the official count, we have exceeded a dozen grandchildren.

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