October 3, 2013 AT 6:00 am

#maketheworld – The Lucky Fin Project – #3DThursday #3DPrinting


Here’s a short introduction to The Lucky Fin Project, another of the nonprofit organizations who will be participating in the Make the World: Prosthetics project!

A child being born with a limb difference is not tragic. It’s extremely important to show our children how capable & wonderfully made they are. If we treat them as flawed or limited that is who they will believe themselves to be- and that would be the tragedy.

We are a nonprofit organization that exists to raise awareness and celebrate children and individuals born with symbrachydactyly or other limb differences. 

What We Do:

  • Creates a support network for parents across the U.S. and around the world.
  • Links parents to medical information and resources.
  • Provides education on limb differences.

Read more.

The Lucky Fin Family

Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at Adafruit — and today we will be sharing about Make the World: Prosthetics, a one month program on Google+ aimed at crowdsourcing the manufacturing and delivery of printed prosthetics to people in need, hosted by Adafruit’s Limor Fried, Matt Griffin and Phillip Torrone. Key partners on the program include Robohand, MakerBot, The Open Hand Project, Anthromod, Prosthetics for Prosperity, e­NABLE, The Lucky Fin Project and Hands for Africa.

Adafruit’s Makers, Hackers, Artists and Engineers Community under the subsection “Make The World” is hosting this month long effort. Community members will post up with what they can help with, suggest people in need, and post pictures of their accomplishments/builds. In addition Makers will be able to find support for the creation of Robohands in the e­NABLE Community on Google+.

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