Thursday, June 9, 2016

Printing Prosthetics

Here at the JCU Library we’re forever interested in what other libraries are up to. One story that caught our eye this week took place in a library’s Innovation Lab in California. Two young brothers (9 and 12 years old), along with the help of their tech savvy librarians, used 3D scanners and 3D printers to create a prosthetic hand for a man. That’s right, they created a prosthetic hand! This meant the man could pick things up, scratch his back and hold his daughter’s hand for the very first time. And…it all took place in the local library. Watch the story here or read more about library maker spaces through these One Search results.

Closer to home, you might have heard of Mixhaus. JCU is a partner in Mixhaus, Townsville’s first mobile maker hacker space. Hopefully those of you in the Townsville area were able to take part in the May workshops. Keep track of what they are up to and get involved!

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