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Libraries and 3D Printing with E-Nable


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Public library working with Enable Community Foundation to put together assistive hand

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Libraries and 3D Printing with E-Nable

  1. 1. Building Community and Global Partnerships With E-Nable
  2. 2. Our community first encounters 3D printing, February 2014
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  4. 4. 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 community is made up of teachers, students, engineers, scientists, medical professionals, tinkerers, designers, parents, children, scout troops, artists, philanthropists, dreamers, coders, makers and every day people who just want to make a difference and help to “Give The World A Helping Hand.” The E-Nable Community is…
  5. 5. Original patron assembly kit
  6. 6. Where do the hands go? • Several thousand have been distributed by volunteers all over the world. • As needed they also go to people from the standard intake process through the website. • Some are used as demos in schools and maker fairs.
  7. 7. Information about Enable Community Foundation Certificate of Incorporation, 2014 • provide free or low cost assistive technologies to disabled and other needful individuals • support free and open collaboration in design, fabrication, and delivery of such devices • to provide education and training to users, families, friends, students, teachers, makers, medical professionals, and others, especially addressing the need for free or very low cost assistive technologies • to partner with other corporate, academic, and aid organizations engaged in related activities
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  9. 9. • Small hammers • Small basket trays • Crazy Glue • Sample hand(s) • 3D printed hand parts (download from and print) • Assorted extra materials (screws, cords, fingertips, foam, velcro, etc. - list available online) • Screwdrivers • Sandpaper and small files • Jewelry sized needle nose pliers • Rasper to clean out holes • Scissors • Paper, pens, colored pencils, stickers for note • MOST IMPORTANT ARE COACHES Materials Needed for an assembly event:
  10. 10. Printing the hands: • Takes about 20 hours to print • Average hand is 9 oz. Uses about 200 grams of filament. Using Makerbot printer and filament, the cost to print is under $5 • PLUS • Buying a kit of extras from 3DUniverse ( costs $15 • Total cost for hand is about $20 You can do it much cheaper if you buy the extras in bulk and purchase less expensive filament.
  11. 11. Ellen Druda Digital Services - search for e-nable