MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A school in Jackson, Minnesota is using their new 3D printer for more than just teaching art and graphic design.
Students at Jackson County Central High School have been learning to use the new printer all year, printing all sorts of objects, including a prosthetic finger.READ MORE: 7 P.M. Curfews Go Into Effect For 2.5M In Twin Cities Metro Area After Daunte Wright Shooting Death
One of their art teachers, Galen McCarthy, lost his middle finger and part of his pointer finger in a farming accident when he was 4. Now, the technology has opened the door to new opportunities for him.READ MORE: 'Holy S**t, I Just Shot Him’: Chief Believes Officer Meant To Use Taser In Fatal Shooting Of Daunte Wright
“We sat down, and trial and error and a few fingers later, we got one that basically works pretty good,” McCarthy said. “I can pick up a coffee cup. I can type. Well, I’m not the world’s best typer.”MORE NEWS: Derek Chauvin Trial, April 12 Live Updates: Judge Says Defense's Case Will Begin Tuesday
McCarthy says the new finger hasn’t changed his life significantly, but hopes improvements to their model eventually can. He joked saying maybe someday he can be a better gamer with his sons.