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School Staff Uses 3D Printer To Make Hand For Student

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CARLETON, Mich. (AP) - An eighth-grader at a Carleton middle school now has a robotic right hand thanks to school staff members' creativity and a 3D printer.

Airport Community Schools' staff members made the hand for 14-year-old Robbie McKnight. He is a Wagar Middle School eighth-grader whose right hand did not develop fully in the womb.

One of the hand's creators was schools director of technology Mark Funchion. He says the hand can pick up small objects of up to about 15 pounds.

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