This is such a great story and well worth spreading far and wide. I remember speaking with one of the volunteers working on this and just humbled by the use of simple 3D printed parts making a difference and creating so many smiles. Autodesk and Bay Area non-profit KIDmob held a 5 day event Superhero Cyborgs workshop where children with upper limb disabilities gathered at Autodesk’s Pier 9 along with professional designers and engineers to re-imagine prosthetics using their limitless imagination and energy paired with the kid friendly 3D design software Autodesk Tinkercad.
“In a program called “Superhero Cyborgs,” six kids with upper-limb disabilities—among the 1,500 born each year in the US—learned to tinker with the latest 3D-modeling and -printing tools during the January workshop. Their mission: To create the mighty prosthetic arm of their dreams.”