For the school’s end-of-year showcase, students complete a project of their own choice, from a variety of projects offered. Two student groups have chosen to be part of a groundbreaking initiative which sees them 3D print and assemble prosthetic hands, as a free gift for worthy beneficiaries.
Working in two teams, the students have been watching videos, reading tutorials, preparing software files for 3D print, assembling a prototype and meeting and taking measurements of their two beneficiaries, so the final products fit like a glove. It is the first time these free prosthetics have ever been manufactured here in Western Australia and in a school.
Students are using the open-source designs created by the e-NABLE Community to fabricate the parts using a 3D printer before assembling each prosthetic hand. The hands will be finished in time for the end-of-year showcase, where the beneficiaries will demonstrate how they can lift objects weighing up to 2 kilos and have basic grasping function.
Winner: Ashdale Secondary College