Coventry students using 3D printers to create prosthetic hands

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COVENTRY -- At Coventry's Captain Nathan Hale Middle School, a piece of high-tech equipment is inspiring some sixth-graders to think big.

"I had never seen it before and once I saw it, I was like, 'Whoa,'" says 11-year-old Karlee Small, one of the students working with a 3D printer to create prosthetic hands that will be sent around the world to help those in need.

"This is my dream. I always wanted to work in the medical field and this is just one step closer to my dream."

handsThe sophisticated project is proving to be more than a lesson in computer skills and manufacturing. The kids are using technology to learn problem-solving skills and the value of generosity.

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