The newly formed Manufacturing Club along with the SAME students and math and science students have been working on the Enable Hands this past semester. The students are close to finishing the three different hands.
We started this project along with the help from the engineers from Swift Manufacturing in San Clemente. The students have used this project to learn how to 3D print and prototype the hands that were downloaded from the website.
The e-NABLE Community is an amazing group of individuals from all over the world who are using their 3D printers to create free 3D printed hands and arms for those in need of an upper limb assistive device.
The three hands if approved would be used by individuals in need of assistive devices.
It is the intension of the group to study the hands and their design and then come up with their own way to manufacture them. They have already found better materials to use for the joints on the black hand and this semester will attempt to create a silicon mold around the hand to make it look more like a hand and grip better.
Some of the Advanced Manufacturing students are also apart of the SAME club and are working on hands that include Robotics and muscle control.