3D Printed Arms – Coming SOON!

(Please click on the photo above to view the video of 9 year old Derek, trying out the new e-NABLE arm design!)

Jon Schull – founder of e-NABLE and his team at RIT have been working on an e-NABLE arm for those that do not have wrists to power the current designs we offer.

On Friday, 9 year old Derek, his mother and two grandparents were greeted by Jon and his team that also includes two occupational therapists who gave them great tips on the fine art of fitting and padding these devices.

This design is a work in progress and is coming along nicely! Much of the design is 3D printed and also incorporates PVC pipe for the forearm which apparently makes it possible for the wrist to rotate easily!

Derek and his mom thought this version was good enough to wear home and thus begins our new beta tester adventure!


We hope to learn a lot from his experience with this device and do some fine tuning and more research and eventually release these files into the open source community so that others can make them as well.

For now – please feel free to join our community of nearly 1000 members who are working together around the globe to create and design 3d printed hands and arms for those in need!

You can find our Google+ community here.

7 thoughts on “3D Printed Arms – Coming SOON!

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  2. Jon Schull Reply

    Credit where credit is due!
    The arm design was by RIT students Jascha Wilcox, Paul Richard and nine-year-old Derek (who invented the extra long feature!) and is based on prior work by the entire e-NABLE community, Robohand, and others!

    And it’s still evolving!

  3. repkid Reply

    Amazing work, I love it.
    Looks like you beat me to the punch. I am developing something nearly identical at the moment myself. Fantastic work, looks like I will need to modify my ideas a bit.

    • Warm Fuzzy Revolutionist Reply

      Thank you! Our designs are open source (but have a few non commercial licenses) – you are welcome to use them and incorporate your design too! We would love to see what you are up to and welcome you to join the Google+ community if you are interested in sharing your skills with the group!

      • repkid

        The arm I’m building is mostly without large 3D printed parts because I only have access to an unreliable Rapman 3.2. I’ll share my design if it ends up working.

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