Fingerless Kid Throws First Pitch Using Iron Man Prosthetic (Video)
If you need more evidence of how cool and important 3D printers are, check out this heartwarming story. A kid by the name of Jack Carder in Ohio was born with a right thumb, but no other right fingers. So students at Sienna College used a 3D printer to make the 5 year-old an Iron Man prosthetic hand.
It only seems fitting that when a kid gets something as cool as an Iron Man prosthetic hand, he gets to show it off, so Jack Carder threw out the first pitch at a Columbus Clippers AAA game.
Here’s the clip:
Pretty cool stuff. And for more cool stuff, check out THIS video on him receiving the hand and a brief comment from a student on how this came together.
With the way 3D printing and prosthetics are going, you can expect to see Jack Carder on a mound, throwing heat in about 15 years.