TUCSON, Az. (KVOA) – Tucson, Arizona’s Boy Scout Troop 100 has its hands full, helping those in need with a 3D printer. The troop prints parts for prosthetic hands and then assembles them.
“The regular prosthetic device costs around $40,000. With these, all the materials together will cost about $40,” said Vishakk Rajendran, a member of the troop who came up with the idea. “Kids are growing, so they can’t have a prosthetic device, since they’ll be growing out of it.”
Giving a helping hand to others is a part of Boy Scout requirements.
“When they’re working toward their eagle merit badge, which is the highest merit badge in scouting, they create a community-oriented project,” said Patrick Robinson, Troop 100’s troop master. “I’m just totally amazed. At my point in life, this is just truly remarkable and you look at what this may do for the world. It’s quite a project.”