Service project for e-NABLE Prosthetic Hands
As a member of Hot Wired Robotics, a FIRST FTC Robotics team, I’ve been the lead on PTC design and printing over several seasons. So when it came time to pick a project for my Boy Scout’s eagle project, I was wondering how I could find something that combines technology and serving the community. It was then I found out about Project Daniel.
This video inspired me to take up a similar project in my local community. For my eagle project, I am working e-NABLE, a non-profit organization that is raising awareness about these issues and works to give 3D designed/printed prosthetic hands to those who need them. Shashi Jain, a local community leader for e-NABLE, is acting as my mentor throughout this project.
I am looking for volunteers to help me build these hands (I am pre-printing the parts). Essentially, we will be building 10-15 prosthetic hands over these two dates and they will go to e-NABLE, who will give some of the hands to local kids who need them. Other hands will be used to teach the community about these prosthetic hands and how they work. The building will not be too complicated. Once we are done, we could have played a major part in changing someone’s life, which I think is amazing.
The two build dates are July 22 and August 5. The venue information is listed below:
Location: 3551 NW John Olsen Pl, Hillsboro, OR 97124
Dates: 7/22 and 8/5
Time: 10am – 1pm
Volunteers: Scouts, friends, community members, and parents
If you are interested in helping out, please RSVP and fill out details below: