A 3-D printer prints a better life

A high school student uses a 3-D printer to make a mechanical hand for a little girl in need

By Bethany Brookshire, 19:31 PM March 5, 2014

At first glance Nick Parker, 18, appears to be holding a weird pink plastic toy. About six inches high, the object has a square base and five prongs coming off at angles. The whole thing looks like it’s connected with a pile of string. But this is far more than pink plastic and wiring. This senior at Westmont High School in Campbell, Calif., is holding a handmade mechanical hand.

While Nick has no problem with pink, the hand is not for him. A 5-year-old girl in his community was born without a...

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