Most 14-year-olds usually combine schoolwork with sports, games and time with friends. The most common for their age is to go on trips with their families or play music in their free time. But Sammy Salvano, a student from New Jersey, USA, had a different desire. He aspires to become an engineer and has already created something that has impressed many engineering experts.
The teenager used his friends’ 3D printer to create a prosthetic hand for a friend who lacks many fingers on one hand. Earn Kirby, his friend, does not have most of the fingers on his left hand. Lacking the basic functionality at its extremity, Salvano decided to dedicate his summer trying to build something that would help his friend.
The 14-year-old knew that prostheses were expensive and he could not create one of the quality ones sold in the market. But he was sure he could copy the design to make his own prosthetic hand model. The difference was that he used a 3D printer.
He managed to create a robotic tip with a 3D printer. The improvised device offers a low-cost alternative to commercial additives that can cost up to $ 30,000. The prosthetic arm worked on Ewan. It was perfectly tailored. Reports say Ewan was able to get his mother’s car keys for the first time.
The invention is making the rounds of the internet in recent days and is also praised by experts. Salvano, who will soon enter 8th grade, hopes to become an engineer like his grandfather. His ultimate dream is to work for Elon Musk.
Source: Εναλλακτική Δράση by enallaktikidrasi.com.
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