Get hands-on as we build 3D-printed prosthetics with the whole family!
We are partnering with e-NABLE to build 3D-printed prosthetic hands for those in need! This day of building and design is sure to excite children and adults alike, while making a difference for people living with limb loss without access to prosthetic devices.
3D printing is changing the landscape for accessibility in prosthetics, and changing the lives of people with limb loss in developing countries. Organizations like e-NABLE are creating a crowdsourced community that uses 3D-printed designs to assemble rapidly-produced prosthetic hands and distributes them to those without access to advanced medicine.
Make a huge impact with the whole family on Saturday, April 7th from 10am-12pm at PNCA Room 305. Everyone ages 8 and up are welcome to join this hand-a-thon as we learn the anatomy of a prosthetic device, explore the possibilities in 3D-printing, and assemble the hands of the future!
Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult. Snacks will be provided.
Bespoke Bodies: The Design & Craft of Prosthetics is a major exhibition and education program by Design Museum Foundation, on view at the Pacific Northwest College of Art from February 15 – May 9, 2018. From sculpting ocular prosthetics to crowdsourcing affordable 3D printed hands, this exhibition surveys past, present, and future of prosthetic design on a global scale. Visitors will explore evolution and design process behind a range of prostheses through visual stories, historical surveys, videos, and interactive models. Over 35+ case studies — spanning DIY-inventions from kids to mind-controlled bionic limbs — tell the stories behind the patients, clinicians, designers, and artists changing how we think about the impact of design, and ultimately, the future of our mobility.
Parking: There are 2 lots right out front of the PNCA
City Center Parking #244. $12 Daily
City Center Parking #102. $14 Daily
Several other lots are in the area: access a map of parking around the area here.
Please note that the main campus entrance is on the NW Park Ave side of the building (in the parking lot on the west side).