Cumberland County Summer STEM Challenge 2

Prosthetic hands are devices designed to help people who have full or partial limb loss. These limbs may have been lost through trauma, disease, or a condition that was present at birth. Prosthetics allow a person to perform ordinary tasks that may prove to be difficult without the assistance that an artificial limb provides. During this week, a simple prosthetic hand will be created out of craft supplies to simulate a similar prosthesis that could be created using a 3D printer.

How 3D Printed Arms are Changing Kids Lives Around the World: https://youtu.be/XQ8tPOqN7WE

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Cumberland County Summer STEM Challenge 1

For the first Summer STEM Challenge, we will be creating chairs that will be able to hold your weight using only repurposed cardboard. We generate an enormous amount of waste material annually. One of these materials is corrugated cardboard in the form of boxes. We can put that material to use as more than a cardboard spaceship by creating furniture from it. 

Challenge: Your challenge is to design and construct a safe, comfortable and durable chair using only cardboard.

(See the link above for more information.)