We had the amazing opportunity to deliver Bailey’s Batman hand to him last week, just in time for Christmas! We are so thankful for the time we had with him and his family, as we played some video games at Dave and Busters, then took a ride up in the St. Louis Gateway Arch! His hand fit great and he used it the whole day we were there. Thank you to Merrimack College and Health Sciences at Merrimack College for supporting us as we delivered an awesome Christmas present!
With Thanksgiving around the corner, we would like to take the chance to say Thank You to all of you who support e-NABLE, the recipients and their families, and the integral people within the E-Nable community that help to make all of this possible! With that being said, we would also like to announce that we have been matched with our first recipient! A 12 year old boy from the St. Louis area, Bailey, who has previously received a hand from another e-NABLE volunteer, so he has high expectations for us! he would like a Batman themed hand, so our goal now is to finish his hand by Christmas! Attached is a picture of Bailey, showing off his old e-NABLE hand, that he has since outgrown and it has broken. Hopefully the hand we give him will be one of his favorite Christmas presents!
One of the recipients from the e-NABLE Siena College Chapter is now being taken care of by us at Merrimack College. Brandon, a man from the New Orleans, Louisiana area has been shipped his Terminator 2.0 hand! This is a newer design that we believe he may be able to get better grip strength and mobility out of, so we will track his progress in the next couple weeks! Here are some pictures to give you an idea as to what his new hand looks like:
Here’s part of our team learning how to use the MakerBot 3D printer! We will eventually be testing anyone that wants to be “3D printing certified” so that they will be allowed to print objects on their own.
We had a great time this weekend at the Capital District Printathalon! Not only did we learn a TON about the Do’s and Don’ts of 3D printing, we also got to network with some great people who are interested in starting chapters (5 groups) and collaborate with some filament providers to test out different materials for the hand designs. Thank you to Polymaker and 3DprintNY for supplying us with the new materials! Also a huge thanks to Colton Robtoy who was the organizer of the whole event. He put on a great show and succeeded in bringing in a couple hundred people from around the Capital District to learn about 3D printing and the different opportunities it can give you. We will definitely be back next year!
Our first meeting this week will be on Wednesday 9/9 from 6:30-7:30pm at Merrimack College in the MAC/Volpe Complex Room 1-182. If you would like more information about the introductory meeting, or are interested in getting involved, but cannot attend, email Joe Fairley: firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Plans are in action! e-NABLE Merrimack College will soon be holding an introductory meeting to get people involved with this year’s amazing projects. If you, or someone you know, would like to get involved or would like to learn more about what we do, contact Joey Fairley via: email@example.com, or visit our Facebook page: ENABLE Merrimack College
If you are free tonight from 7:30-8:30pm, please consider watching e-NABLE’s e3STEAM Educators’ Exchange Launch via Google+ Hangouts: Educators’ Exchange Launch
Joey Fairley will be one of the six highlighted speakers during the event, and will be focusing on the creation of structured chapters of e-NABLE, as well as his past and future involvement with e-NABLE.
To find out more information on the e3STEAM Initiative, please read this post from e-NABLE: e3STEAM
Here is an InMoov 3D printed prosthetic arm reproduced by Shriner’s Hospital, and just so happens, that, back in April, Joey Fairley’s senior capstone project was exactly this! Trying to validate the use of the InMoov arm as a usable 3D printed prosthetic. Too cool to see it actually in use here in the US! Thanks to a French model maker and robotic enthusiast, Gael Langevin, this open source project is helping those with limb differences!
Here are a few pictures of Joey’s project!
Hi everyone! Today marks the official chapter establishment for e-NABLE Merrimack College! To stay up to date with our current projects, please keep your eye out here and on our Facebook Page: ENABLE-Merrimack College