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This project expired on February 27, 2014.

Mr. Walter
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

Prosthetic Arm - BioMechanical Engineering

My students need access to a 3D printer in order to work toward developing a low cost prosthetic device.

My Students

Gain a hand - open up your life to new opportunities. With so many of our soldiers returning with missing limbs, wouldn't it be smart to find an inexpensive way to replace a missing limb? This is one of our goals - future engineers will make this a reality.

Since we are from an inner-city school, we do not have access to some of the new technologies that exist.

This piece of equipment will allow my students to be trained and skilled on a piece of equipment that will be common once they enter college. My goal is to make these inner-city students more competitive and gain confidence towards entering college.

My Project

The main use for this device will be to design and print fingers for prosthetics, but ultimately they will be able to use this to print new wheels and parts for other competitions. To many of these students 3D printing is something that they have may get a chance to see on YouTube, but never actually work with. I hope to provide them with this opportunity.

Most of the students from my school do not think about attending college or do not feel as if they are "smart enough" to compete this the others who apply.

This will allow them to have access to a current technology skill and thus gain the needed confidence to open a door to a brighter future.

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This project expired on February 27, 2014.

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
FlashForge 3D printer, dual extruder w/2 ABS spools • Amazon $1,199.00 1 $1,199.00
Octave Kapton Tape for 3D Printer Platform 6" x 100' • Amazon $46.48 1 $46.48
Zen Toolworks 3D Printer 1.75mm Translucent ABS Filament 1kg (2.2lbs) Spool • Amazon $33.00 1 $33.00

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This project will reach 120 students.

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