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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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