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Research & Design

Our Research and Design team works closely with the Solidworks and Fusion360 modeling programs to design our prosthetic training device prototypes. Don’t know how to use Solidworks or Fusion360? No worries! We are more than happy to show you the ropes as long as you are devoted to the work. The Research and Design team is responsible brainstorming ideas and 3D modeling parts for the training devices. As well has hands for specific children, R&D will also be working on an electronic hand. Innovative ideas are strongly encouraged!

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Production

Our Production team does all of the 3D printing. They build and adjust hands and other training devices for families we currently have relations with. They help make our dreams become reality, assuring quality and comfort.

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Engagement

Our Engagement team is for members who want to work outside of modeling and 3D printing, but still wants to help the cause. They handle our fundraising, marketing, social media, photography, and web design. 

 
 
Class of 2018 Major: Architecture Hometown: West Chester, PA Email: aic5471@psu.edu

Class of 2018

Major: Architecture

Hometown: West Chester, PA

Email: aic5471@psu.edu

Andrew Cacchio

President

"I hope to use my architectural design skills to design, illustrate, and develop elements in various fields such as architecture, video games, and prosthetics. I strive to take advantage of the 3D printers, laser cutters, and CNC routers available on campus. In the upcoming fall semester, I plan on working in a digital fabrication lab to continue my exploration of 3D printers. Outside of academics, I enjoy longboarding and playing with my dog. Someday I hope to obtain a personal mini 3D printer to explore, more in-depth, the world of 3D fabrication."

Class of 2019 Major: Engineering Science Hometown: Lansdale, PA Email: rqp5233@psu.edu

Class of 2019

Major: Engineering Science

Hometown: Lansdale, PA

Email: rqp5233@psu.edu

Rahul Pendurthi

Vice President

"I envision a future where any person can use technology to engineer and fix problems surrounding them. I became interested in Digi Digits because not only does it utilize and apply everything I have learned in my engineering courses, but also  it inspires the next generation of engineers to experience the excitement of designing and creating a device that can directly impact their day-to-day life."

Class of 2018 Major: Mechanical Engineering Hometown: Stamford, CT Email: yxd5085@psu.edu

Class of 2018

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Hometown: Stamford, CT

Email: yxd5085@psu.edu

Yash Date

Secretary

“I always believe believed in creating a better world for tomorrow and taking the correct action for the children. The club that will help me achieve my dream is Digi Digits. It has given me an opportunity to use 3D printing for creating prosthetics and giving new life to those children whose once were unable to afford one. After college, my goal is to work in the additive manufacturing field and use it to revolutionize technologies economically, efficiently, and sustainably.”

 
 
Class of 2018 Major: Recreation, Park, & Tourism Management Hometown: Jermyn, PA Email: djs5986@psu.edu

Class of 2018

Major: Recreation, Park, & Tourism Management

Hometown: Jermyn, PA

Email: djs5986@psu.edu

David Stude

Treasurer 

"I believe everyone should have equal opportunities, especially children. We should all do everything we can to prevent children from being put at a disadvantage while growing up.  When I heard about this club and what it does, I immediately knew I just had to get involved."

Class of 2020 Major: Mechanical Engineering Hometown: West Chester, PA Email: jwf5524@psu.edu

Class of 2020

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Hometown: West Chester, PA

Email: jwf5524@psu.edu

Jared Franz

Research & Design Lead

"I first joined Digi Digits in the beginning of my freshman year and have loved it ever since. As a mechanical engineering major, I love to design and apply my abilities to help others. I hope that through Digi Digits we will be able to help and assist kids in need. From thinking of ideas to 3D printing them we are truly making a difference within the world around us and I feel honored to be a part of it."

Class of 2018 Major: Mechanical Engineering Hometown: Colmar, PA Email: vinay.makadia@psu.edu

Class of 2018

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Hometown: Colmar, PA

Email: vinay.makadia@psu.edu

Vinny Makadia

Production Lead

"I hope to use my mechanical engineering skills to research, innovate, and develop life changing things for the world. I became a Production lead for Digi Digits because I wanted to get closer to my goal of helping people and what better way to help people than to help children and inspire them. Outside of academics, I love to play Ultimate Frisbee, training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and go on crazy and fun adventures."

 
 
Class of 2019 Major: Chemical Engineering Hometown: Newtown Sq., PA Email: crc5557@psu.edu

Class of 2019

Major: Chemical Engineering

Hometown: Newtown Sq., PA

Email: crc5557@psu.edu

Carolina Carlton

e-NABLE Correspondent & Family Relations 

"Digi Digits is important to me because the club benefits real people and is making a big difference in people’s lives. I love the fact that we are able to use the skills that we are learning at Penn State in a real world setting.  I hope to learn more about research and design in order to have a positive impact on children’s lives."