9-year-old boy 3D prints prosthetic hand with functional fingers

Calramon Mabalot 3D printed prosthetic hand for teacher

When most 9-year-olds you and I know are busy playing with their hot wheels and iPads; San Diego, California-based 9-year-old Calramon Mabalot has 3D printed a prosthetic hand complete with articulated fingers for a local teacher he met while learning about 3D printing. Together with his brother and father Carlos, Calramon was able to build the hand for Nick, a high school teacher, who needed a usable 3D printed prosthetic.

This is not Calramon’s first 3D project, the sweet little kid who unofficially calls himself the youngest to build a 3D printer, has along with brother and father been working on a range of projects using a domestic 3D printer they have built.

In an interview with 3DPrintingIndustry, Calramon describes how he designed, assembled and fitted the prosthetic hand. He also informs that the project was part of E-nable The Future project and that it is available for download online.

The little genius informs that he records and shares videos and photos of his creations on his Twitter and YouTube channel.



Bharat writes about latest gadgets, toys, robots and new technologies across various platforms. In addition to reporting and reviewing new products and technologies, he spends too much time digging the internet for endless questions. He's a die-hard football fan and a big foodie who wants to host Man v. Food some day.

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