St. Francis middle schoolers create prosthetic hand for girl
ST. FRANCIS, Wis. (AP) -- Middle school students in St. Francis have created a prosthetic hand for a 6-year-old California girl using a 3-D printer.
Eighth-grade robotics lab students at Deer Creek Middle School worked with a nonprofit company called E-Nable to help the girl, who was born without most of her right hand. The classroom project only cost about $20, while prosthetic hands usually cost up to $50,000.
Teacher Peter Graven tells WISN-TV the students worked during free time and lunch hours to create the hand. He says it only took about 24 hours for it to print.
Deer Creek is one of the only middle schools in the state with a 3-D printer.