a 3d printed arm is helping an eighth grade student play basketball

Dontavius Morris was born without a right arm. He currently attends the Memphis School of Excellence, and some of his fellow students thought they might be able to help him. Pairing up with their teacher, Mehmet Gokcak, they designed and created a 3D printed arm that has revolutionized Dontavius’s life.

The red and black 3D printed arm was funded by the Enable Community Foundation. This allowed the school to buy a 3D printer for $1400, as well as the $50 worth of supplies. The crew also asked for Dontavius’s input during the process and made sure to match the length and size to his left arm.

With the arm, Dontavius can play basketball, open doors, or even pick up objects. In fact, it’s now his dream to one day make it to the NBA.

Read the full article on 3dprint.com.

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