BY YOUTH - FOR YOUTH
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 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 every day people who just want to make a difference and help to “Give The World A Helping Hand.”
This designation allows MakerspaceCT to be a certified hub in the Hartford area to print, build, and deliver prosthetic hands to people in need.
This will improve the lives of amputees while concurrently teaching STEM skills to local students. Imagine the training these students will receive while experiencing the humbleness of giving a prosthetic to a peer in need.
HIGH SCHOOL ages 14 - 18 and from all demographics in the Hartford region.
Students will learn the process of additive manufacturing, CAD design, and post processing while engaging in a meaningful project intent on helping those in need.
Through the support of the MakerspaceCT, Instructors utilizing the e-Nable online community students will work to get MakerspaceCT put “on the map”.
10 students meet 1 night a week for 3 hours ( 5:30p-8:30p) for 8 Weeks
24 hours of project-based development at the MakerspaceCT tech lab - downtown Hartford includes meals, materials, and take-home projects.
TEAM YELLOW is Mondays, January 9th through March 6th. Each session is 5:30p-8:30p. The second session will be on a Tuesday because of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. No programming during the week of February 20th (Presidents' Day/Winter Vacation)
JAN 9 Monday
JAN 17 Tuesday
JAN 23 Monday
JAN 30 Monday
FEB 6 Monday
FEB 13 Monday
FEB 27 Monday
MAR 6 Monday
This program is open to Connecticut High School students ages 14-18. The tuition-free training is in-person and on-site at MakerspaceCT in Downtown Hartford.
36 Talcott Street
Hartford, CT 06119
Health and Safety: Masks are optional and social distancing is recommended. Please click here for details.
Funding provided by: