HANDS ACROSS BORDERS PROJECT

OMHS Chapter

Owings Mills High School Chapter

Crew 2013 Chapter

The founder and first chapter of the Hands Across Borders project.

Youth Lead: Andrew Isett
Adult Lead: Richard Rost
Contact: hands@crew2013.com

NEW CHAPTER PROGRAM

The newest program innovation of the Hands Across Borders Project is our Chapter Program! Chapters are groups of young leaders who produce hands for the Hands Across Borders Project.

As the Chapter Program grows, chapters will evolve into semi-autonomous units involving local youth in the designing, production, assembly, and packaging of 3D-printed hands. These chapter will recieve direct support from Kids Leading Change. Until the formal establishment of KLC, however, all Chapters work as a sub-group of Crew 2013, and focus exclusively on hand production.

THE FOUR KEY ELEMENTS

DESIGNING

Currently we are using Open Source 3D models created by eNABLE. Currently the project is exclusively producing the Raptor Reloaded hand. Out goal is to work with youth through our New Chapter System to design a more versatile, durable  customizable, and easily-repairable hand called: The Raven Hand.

We also use CAD and other basic 3D modeling tools to customize hands for special requests in otder to best serve our recipients.

PRINTING

We use 3D Printing to create hand devices that improve the quality of life for recipients with upper limb differences. Printing is completed by Chapters as well as individual volunteers. Currently, we are using the following 3D Printer models:

Printerbot Simples
Makergear M2
Lulzbot Mini
Dremel

We have two chapters and four individuals printing every day.

ASSEMBLING

Currently we are using Open Source 3D models created by eNABLE. Currently the project is exclusively producing the Raptor Reloaded hand. Out goal is to work with youth through our New Chapter System to design a more versatile, durable  customizable, and easily-repairable hand called: The Raven Hand.

We also use CAD and other basic 3D modeling tools to customize hands for special requests in otder to best serve our recipients.

DISTRIBUTION

We use 3D Printing to create hand devices that improve the quality of life for recipients with upper limb differences. Printing is completed by Chapters as well as individual volunteers. Currently, we are using the following 3D Printer models:

Printerbot Simples
Makergear M2
Lulzbot Mini
Dremel

We have two chapters and four individuals printing every day.