This week, we are featuring the Raptor Reloaded
e-NABLE hand, the 3D files have been shared on YouMagine by e-NABLE.
This object has been featured as it provides many opportunities for STEM project work in addition to the Object of the Week activities, particularly for Secondary level students. The story behind the
e-NABLE project is truly inspirational and provides a perfect focus for the Object of the Week Research It, Explain It and Present It activities.
Completing these activities provides a great introduction to further project work based around the e-NABLE hand. Students in a STEM club could work in groups to print and build a functioning
e-NABLE hand and participate in the Prosthetic Kids Hand Challenge. Alternatively students can use the e-NABLE hand design as a stimulous to design their own simple mechanical pincers/grips to solve everyday problems. Designs could also be adapted to include the use of electronics or programmable devices to create simple robotic hands.
The e-NABLE project website has developed a large educational community following and there are many curriculum resources being shared to deliver e-NABLE projects in schools if you want to take this further.
- Download the 3D Print files and learn more about this object from YouMagine: Raptor Reloaded
- Learn more about the e-NABLE Project – this provides a perfect starting point for the Research It activity: Enabling the Future
- Build an e-NABLE hand: Prosthetic Kids Hand Challenge
- Access further educational resources: e-NABLE Educators Exchange
The Raptor Reloaded works well as an object to use with the following Object of the Week activities:
- Describe It
- Describe & Draw It
- Imagine It
- Research It
- Explain It
- Present It
Download the Object of the Week Teacher Guide and accompanying resources to find out more.
About Object of the Week
“Object of the Week” is a fully resourced open-ended classroom project developed by the CREATE Education Project to provide regular opportunities throughout the year for students to explore the world of 3D printing.
A series of stand-alone classroom activities have been developed to support the project. The activities allow students to:
- use their imagination
- develop speaking and listening skills
- develop descriptive and creative writing skills
- be creative
- develop research, evaluation and presentation skills
- explore future careers
- learn how real life problems are solved
- develop their own solutions
The open-ended activities are designed to be cross-curricular, for use across of range of ages/levels and weekly objects are selected to cover a range of applications and subject areas. Some objects may provide a platform for introducing or expanding on a specific topic area or as a springboard to a class project. Ideas for taking it further will be provided where applicable.
Resources include a comprehensive Teacher Guide which provides an overview of each activity and suggestions for how to deliver the activity in class. PowerPoint Interactive Classroom Activity Slides and a set of Student Worksheets are also available to support the activities. These resources can be downloaded by clicking the links in the right column.