e-NABLE has announced a campaign for classrooms to join their program and win an Ultimaker 2+ 3D printer and eight spools of 3D Universe Terrafilum PLA filament for your classroom. The charity organization hopes that these devices will be used to design and create prosthetic 3D printed hands and arms.
“Students could design and 3D print musical instruments to send to other school children in various parts of the world who have no access to art supplies or books, let alone musical instruments.”
“Your class could come up with a design for low cost 3D printable homes to help house the homeless and use your 3D printer for testing prototypes!” the organization states in their announcement
The contest is a collaborative effort with 3D Universe and Ultimaker and it’s called e-NABLE The Future of STEM. It’s pretty straightforward to enter
Here is all you need to do to enter the e-NABLE contest
- Make a short video (1-3 minutes) explaining how your classroom would help make the world a better place with a 3D printer.
- Have your teacher upload the video to the school’s social media page with the listed hashtags and sponsors. #enablestemchallenge #RAKTIVIST #STEMeducation #3Dprinting
- • TAG THE CONTEST SPONSORS
Twitter: @enablethefuture | @3Dprintingisfun | @Ultimaker | @BitSpaceChicago | @TFilaments
Instagram: @enablethefuture | @Shop3Duniverse | @Ultimaker | @BitSpaceChicago | @TerrafilumEngineered
Facebook: @enablingthefuture | @3duniverse.org | @Ultimaker | @BitSpaceChicago | @FilamentForum
- Submit an entry form to the 3D Universe contest page.
The contest will run until February 29th, 2020 at 11:59 PM Pacific time and Winners will be announced on March 9th, 2020.
It’s that easy. Maybe your class would provide 3D models to blind students to help them understand geometry. Perhaps you’ll make bird feeders to rebuild declining bird populations. Or you’ll work with the elderly community to develop assistive devices that provide them more independence.
You could create new medical devices for low-income regions. Ideas can be local or global, and they can relate to people, animals, the environment, education, or anything that could be better than it is. The choice is entirely up to you and limited only by the imagination of your class, so work together and have fun with it!
Included with the prize package, will be 3 fully assembled and functional demo 3D printed Phoenix hands donated by e-NABLE volunteers to use in the classroom as examples for the students to see how the 3D printed e-NABLE hands function and are assembled.
These demo hands can be worn by students who have a full set of fingers to learn how it feels to use a prosthetic device to do tasks such as stacking cups or blocks, holding water bottles or other activities that our e-NABLE recipients may use them for once they receive their devices.
Each student who participates in assembling an e-NABLE device in the classroom will be mailed an official “e-NABLE Innovator” printed certificate to celebrate and reward their accomplishments and contribution to making the world a better place!
Runner-ups will receive e-NABLE hand kits that they can build as well as a completely assembled Phoenix hand.
Third-place winners will earn their classroom a $50 gift card that can be used to put toward purchasing anything in the 3D Universe store, 3 complete sets of 3D printed e-NABLE hand kit parts from e-NABLE volunteers that can be assembled by groups of 3-6 students who will work together to finish the build. (Includes step by step instructions on a printed table mat), e-NABLE Hand Assembly Kits from 3D Universe, 1 Fully Assembled Demo Phoenix Hand and a Signed “Official e-NABLE Innovator” Award Certificate for each student who participates in assembling an e-NABLE device in the classroom.
e-NABLE is an online global community of “Digital Humanitarian” volunteers, makers, hobbyists, schools, and professionals from all over the world who are using their 3D printers to make free and low-cost prosthetic upper limb devices for children and adults in need.
The open-source designs created by e-NABLE Volunteers help those who were born missing their fingers and hands or who have lost them due to war, natural disaster, illness or accidents.
There are approximately 20,000 e-NABLE volunteers in over 100 countries who have delivered free hands and arms to an estimated 8,000 recipients through collaboration and open-source design to help those in underserved communities who have little to no access to medical care
You can look up e-NABLE if you have a 3D printer and would like to join their program. Volunteers can opt to just print the parts or also handle the assembly.