What is e-NABLE?
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. They are people who have put aside their political, religious, cultural and personal differences – to come together and collaborate on ways to help improve the open source 3D printable designs for hands and arms for those who were born missing fingers or who have lost them due to war, disease or natural disaster.
The e-NABLE Community is made up of teachers, students, engineers, scientists, medical professionals, tinkerers, designers, parents, children, scout troops, artists, philanthropists, dreamers, coders, makers and everyday people who just want to make a difference and help to “Give The World A Helping Hand.”
Currently, Novi Public Library is working to establish itself as an e-NABLE chapter in Novi. Becoming a chapter will allow for continued support and success of the hand project. The goal for 2017-2018 is to make and assemble 200 hands.
Three projects are being coordinated in Novi: NCSD classroom assembly days, community assembly days and custom hand requests.
To learn more about this handtastic partnership the Novi Library, Novi Community School District and FRC 503, Frog Force are working on, watch this informational video and the launch of the program video. Current sponsors are Community Financial Credit Union, Dremel, Novi Rotary and a monetary donation in memory of Betty Rankin.
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