3D printing has come a long way in a short amount of time, and here’s a couple of uplifting examples of helpful uses of the technology.
Inventors of the Robohand, Richard Van As and Ivan Owen, share their plans via the website thingiverse.com, which is a sharing community for 3D models and technology. Van As has made over 100 “Robohands” for children in South Africa, for no charge, and is training more and more people to build and utilize the technology. For example, if you have access to a 3D printer and anywhere from $10 – $150 for supplies, you can fasten your own device.
Just like this father did:
Or these high schoolers: http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2013/12/cedar_springs_preschooler_gets.html