Local Teachers Use 3D Printer to Make New Finger

Today on the show, we talked about an eighth grader who used a 3-D printer to create a chicken leg. Yes, as in a leg for a chicken. That's great for the one chicken but what about something more practical? Over last Christmas break, a few teachers from Hickory Grove-Sharon Elementary did some research and used the school's 3D printer to create a prosthetic finger for an 11 year old student. Let that sink in for a minute. What did you do over Christmas break? I threatened my kids with Jesus and Santa and that was a bust. Meanwhile, two teachers were making a body part to help a kid live a little better. Now, I'm not sure how well the prosthetic is working or how it will hold up over time, but this is incredible to put it mildly. Two people, one printer, some time and information and now there's a little girl who can write and play and be a kid almost like she used to. I can't even imagine what we can create in the future.

 
Chelsea - Woody and Wilcox Show

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