What's Happening in the Lab

R&D lead Jim Nixon showing a few of the first graders how the 3D printer works

R&D lead Jim Nixon showing a few of the first graders how the 3D printer works

Digi Digits Goes Mobile!

April 20, 2017

Just last week we made a return trip to a local elementary school. We had the privilege of speaking to about 60 first graders and teaching them all about 3D printing and the power of design. We brought along our printers and showed the little ones how 3D printing works and even printed some fun objects for them! After giving our presentation we got to do some fun activities with the children where we talked about problem solving and the engineering cycle. These bright young minds had lots of fantastic ideas on how to make the world a better place and we can't wait to see what the future holds for them! Maybe some of them will join the future ranks of Digi!

 
 

Exciting News: A New Design Challenge!

October 23, 2016

Digi Digits has just been asked to model a new design, based on the needs of Guadalupe from New York. Guadalupe is a young girl who aspires to play the violin, but she was born without her Left hand. This is problematic, as the left hand is primarily used for fingering the strings of the violin. Digi Digits is planning on designing a bow adapter to allow her to hold a bow with her Left arm and play the violin with her Right arm. This design will be customized from a  device originally created by Dr. Piazza from the Penn State Department of Kinesiology. Once the design is completed, the club will print a prototype to work out any last minute kinks. Then, we will open source the design for anyone who chooses to print their own!

 
Digi Digits plans to create a bow holding apparatus similar to the device depicted in this image.

Digi Digits plans to create a bow holding apparatus similar to the device depicted in this image.