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 As a part of the 2015 Summer Fellowship Pilot Program of the Enable Community Foundation, Digital Fabrication and Design Graduate Candidate, Caitlin Driver, conducted research at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Digital Craft Research Lab into 3D-Printed adaptive devices. Driver designed an adaptive device that enables 10-year Karuna Levie to hold and play a trumpet. Karuna was born without fingers on his left hand. The prototype device was designed for Karuna’s Bach model TR300 trumpet. The design files for the trumpet adaptive device are available to anyone for download and 3D printing as a result of Driver’s research. Through the Enable Community’s online Google+ community, the boy’s mother, Teresa Levie, was connected with University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee professor, Frankie Flood, who served as Driver’s advisor on this project. Driver’s research was conducted at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee’s Digital Craft Research Lab at the Peck School of the Arts where professor Flood conducts research. The research conducted by Driver was funded in part from a $600,000 Google.org grant, Google Impact Challenge: Disabilities, awarded to the Enable Community Foundation to further advance the Enable community's innovative work on 3D-printed open-source prosthetics and adaptive devices. More details about this project, including photos, can be found at Driver’s  blog , and the 3D files for the Adaptive Trumpet Device can be downloaded at the following 3D file sharing sites:  Thingiverse  or  YouMagine    Press release excerpt was   written   by Professor Flood
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