Day of Caring – 3D print for cause

What’s Day of Caring?

Well, Day and Night of Caring to be precise 🙂 And it’s a designated day in a year, when volunteers from all over King County organize to help, fundraise and then celebrate the impact we all can make. There are plenty of opportunities to sign up for, in order to improve local communities, contribute to efforts happening at a larger, global scale, and help those less fortunate. Briefly: you get to do something meaningful, help others and feel good yourself, and then leave with a t-shirt to show off your pride 🙂

The foundation I signed up to help with this year is: e-NABLE

e-NABLE is a global network of volunteers who are using their 3D printers, design skills, and personal time to create free 3D printed prosthetic hands for those in need  – with the goal of providing them to underserved populations around the world.

Briefly, they help in providing prosthetic hands for people (and animals!) in need, for no cost. As 3D printing is becoming more popularized, it’s becoming easier to rapidly prototype, re-iterate on the design and deliver prosthetic hands to large communities.

Check out the foundation’s website:
http://enablingthefuture.org/

And the local branch can be accessed under:
https://volunteer.uwkc.org/agency/detail/?agency_id=76911

If you’d like to help, the design we’ve been working with is available here:
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2217431

 

 

Photos

Printing the parts:

Organizing into complete sets (2 left hands, 3 right):

Packed and ready for assembly:

Assembly process:

Photos from the event:

 

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