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Service through Science: Club 3-D Prints Adaptive Device for Camp Acorn Worker

This spring, the club members reached out to campers at Camp Acorn in Allendale, a not-for-profit that serves children and adults with disabilities. The IHA students inquired as to how they could assist campers with adaptive devices printed on the school’s 3-D printers.

Applied Engineering club members met Kyle Demarest, a young man who used to be a camper and now works at Camp Acorn. He was having a difficult time consistently tri-folding a sheet of paper to fit into an envelope. Our students decided to design and 3-D print a device to assist Kyle with his task. Kyle tested out a prototype this spring and club members then made a few last adjustments before delivering the finished product.

On May 31, 2017, Emily Koehne’18; Kaitlyn Brown’19; and Applied Engineering club moderator and teacher, Mrs. Alice Nudelman, delivered the final version of the paper-folding device to Kyle. He was thrilled to receive the amazing tool that was designed and created by our very own IHA inventors.