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Toronto students are offering a helping hand to disabled kids around the world through 3D printing.
Over the weekend, students from Jackman Avenue Junior Public School and Jarvis Collegiate gathered at Toronto’s Reference Library to assemble prosthetic hands using 3D printed materials.
e-NABLE, the non-profit organization that helmed this initiative, was there to guide the students during the building process. Once completed, the hands will be distributed to various countries for children in need. According to Kolden Simmonds, e-NABLE’s Canadian ambassador, one can find all the materials needed to make a prosthetic hand at a hardware store. He says that the total cost would add up to around $50 to $70.
Saturday’s workshop was the first one held in Canada, but Simmonds says he hopes to hold more for students in the near future.
“[This] gives them the opportunity to get familiar with the assembly process so they can do this at home, start this initiative at their school or even at the library.”