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By Tesia Galvan
Staff Writer 

A helping hand

WMS student uses 3-D printer to make prosthetic

 

August 26, 2016

Tesia Galvan

Worland Middle School student Hyrum Rich tries on the prosthetic hand he made during summer school with the Worland Middle School 3-D printer.

WORLAND – A 13-year-old Worland Middle School student built a prosthetic hand using a 3-D printer.

Eighth-grade student Hyrum Rich spent his summer taking enriched courses in computer technology and robotics, though it wasn't mandatory.

Rich said, "The main reason I went to summer school is because we got a new 3-D printer," and shared his family moved from Spokane, Wash., last year right after he and other students raised enough money to buy a 3-D printer to start projects.

"They sent me a present. Just one finger that worked," he said with a laugh. "Eventually, I decided I would try...



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