Late one afternoon in the Fall of 2011, while the warm sun filtered in through the blinds in our family room…(which could do nothing to keep the chills from overtaking me), I stood over my husband as he sat kneeling on the carpet in front of a heavy cardboard box that held a future for us […]

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Sometimes…our volunteers get a little crafty…a little artistic and a whole lot – “SUPER” AWESOME!  One of our volunteers, Aaron Brown, decided that he wanted to build a hand to take to a local children’s hospital and the MakerFaire in Grand Rapids, Michigan and wanted to try using some bright colors…and it just so happens that the college […]

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  (Please click on the image above to view our Happy Birthday e-NABLE video!)  One year ago, Jon Schull created an online community to coordinate the crowdsourced design and delivery of 3D printed prosthetic hands to all who need them. On day one, there were 18 members…today, one year later, we have over 1150 and […]

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  Yvonne is a grandmother who joined the e-NABLE community this spring. Marla is a volunteer on the e-NABLE Matching Team.  We worked on this interview together through email.   Yvonne: I initially found the group through a post from Robohand. Ricky is in an early intervention group at school. His teacher there saw the news […]

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“The mind has exactly the same power as the hands: not merely to grasp the world, but to change it.” – Colin Wilson   The e-NABLE group recently learned of a wonderful group of folks in Argentina who have set up a 3D print lab and are now making hands for people in their area! […]

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“I don’t want to live in the kind of world where we don’t look out for each other. Not just the people that are close to us, but anybody who needs a helping hand. I cant change the way anybody else thinks, or what they choose to do, but I can do my bit.” – […]

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The U.S. Department of State in Washington DC – invited Ivan Owen – one of the original creators of the first 3D printed “Mech Hand,” to speak during their “Showcasing the Bioeconomy: The Future is Now” conference” on Monday. He was able to share how ideas and designs are being shared globally and collaborations are […]

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