People print all kinds of things at the library – résumés, book reports, even business plans.
Colin Consavage, age 10, printed himself a hand.
Colin was born with his left hand in a fist – the result of amniotic banding that kept one hand stunted. He used a 3-D printer at the Wilmington Public Library in Delaware to make himself a mechanical replacement. One of the best things about the prosthetic hand – which is almost the size of his father’s – is that it’s bigger than his right hand, Colin said. “For nine years of my life, this hand has been smaller,” he said, opening his eyes wide and clamping the clutches of the prosthetic around his right hand. “Mwah haw haw haw – it’s payback time,” he said.