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BME Skills 1 Project Presentations

Hasitha and Georgia from our committee participated in the BME Skills 1 Design-Build-Test presentation session, where first year Biomedical Engineering students presented their 3D printed wrist splint designs.🦾

Our committee members assisted with the judging of the designs and decided on the winning team. 🥇 Both our members were blown away with the quality of the splints as all the teams put a lot of thinking and effort into the designs they presented.👏

April 2022


Handprints x Walking society destress nature walk 

Handprints and the Glasgow University Walking Society joined forces to organise a lovely exam destress walk in Balloch for our members !

March 2022

Handprints x Robotics society 3D Printing Workshop 

Handprints e-NABLE Scotland in collaboration with Glasgow University Robotics Society organised a 3D Printing Workshop where our members were introduced into the world of 3D printers and prosthetics!

March 2022


Bake Sale!

Handprints organised a bake sale to raise funds for our society's projects. We would like to thank everyone who came by on the day, despite the terrible weather, bought snacks and helped us raise funds for Handprints!

January 2022

Autodesk and PrintLab Partnership!

Handprints e-NABLE Scotland is proud to announce its official partnership with Autodesk and PrintLab for the MAKE:ABLE Challenge!

Our first partner, PrintLab , creates online 3D printing lessons and projects that help young people to evolve into creative problem-solvers.🧑‍💻 Autodesk is a software company which provides 3D modelling software for various fields, allowing innovators around the world to solve any challenges they may face. 🦾

The MAKE:ABLE Challenge is an assistive technology design competition where participants of all ages are challenged to design products which improve the day-to-day life of people with disabilities!

January 2022


Chancellor's Fund Winners!

We are happy announce that we have been awarded the Chancellor's Fund!

We are honoured to be one of the first Biomedical Engineering causes to have received this Fund! We'd like to say a massive thank you to the University of Glasgow for recognising the importance of the Handprints cause, and another thank you to the Chancellor's Fund donors for providing such an excellent financial opportunity for our cause and helping us continue our work

November 2021

Halloween themed Pub Quiz!

Our society is finally back to in person events with our first Halloween themed post-pandemic Pub Quiz!

We loved seeing everyone in full Halloween spirit! Congratulations to first, second, and third place winners !!

October 2021


Podcast episode featuring Handprints president is out!

The new episode of "Surgeons in 3D Printing" by Dr Ruchi Pathak Kaul featuring Handprints' President Alistair is finally out!

In this latest episode Dr Ruchi and Alistair talked about the goals, inner workings and most recent developments of Handprints e-NABLE Scotland.

To check out the episode you can click on one of the links below

October 2021

Bright Network partnership

Handprints e-NABLE Scotland partnered up with Bright Network for the year 2021/22 and through their 6 week challenge we raised 250 pounds for the society!

The money raised will go towards all of our current running projects.

October 2021


Engineering Talent Awards

Our former Treasurer Emma Knox represented Handprints last night in London at the Engineering Talent Awards 2021!

This was the second year in a row that Handprints e-NABLE Scotland was short-listed for the Engineering Society of the Year!


We would like to say a big thank you to EqualEngineers for honouring us with a place in the top 5 and the amazing event they organised!

September 2021

We are happy announce that we have been awarded the SRC fund by Glasgow University Students' Representative Council!

The fund money is already being used to improve our current equipment which will greatly help in our efforts to create good prosthetic hands free for all!


A massive thank you to Glasgow University Students' Representative Council (GUSRC) for recognising the importance of the Handprints cause, and helping us continue our work!.

September 2021

SRC Fund winners!


Online Photogrammetry presentation

Handprints was lucky to have Steven Hill, an expert at Photogrammetry, present an introduction on Photogrammetry to our members.


During this presentation Handprints members were given the opportunity to converse with Steven Hill and ask for tips on how to get started in this sector.

September 2021

Online 3D Printing Workshop

A zoom workshop was hosted on the 21st of August were our technicians team educated other members of the society in the most common areas of 3D printing including set up and troubleshooting with a focus on how to design for 3D printing.


This was a great chance for our members to learn more about the Technician team and find out more about Design and 3D printing!

August 2021


Linktree Competition

After two rather intense weeks of voting for the People's Choice Award, Handprints e-NABLE Scotland is excited to announce that even though we did not win first place, we were still awarded Bronze Prize by the panel of judges! 

The prize money will greatly help in our efforts to create good prosthetics free for all of our recipients !


August 2021

Recipient Project Update

Some members of our newest recipient team - Eve, Cleo, Emily and Noah - have just finished their first prototype assembly for one of our adult recipients, Spiros!

When creating this first assembly the team used a process called thermoforming for the gauntlet where warm water is used to make the 3D printed plastic more malleable. This allows them to bend the plastic into the desired shape of the gauntlet. Finally they attached strings to the fingers of the hand which allow the user to grip objects in their fists using their wrists.

Congratulations to the team for their assembly! We are very excited to see how this project progresses in the coming months

July 2021


ETA Awards Finalist

We are very happy to announce that Handprints e-NABLE Scotland has been nominated for the second consecutive year for Engineering Society of the Year!

We would like to thank Equal Engineers for this great opportunity!

June 2021

First Post-Covid Teaching Session

The first post-covid teaching session is here! Phoenix hand assembly kits prepared by our lead Technician Heather were used in our first in person school visit teaching session since the start of the pandemic. 

We are delighted to inspire the next generation of Engineers!

June 2021


New 3D printer!

Another printer has been added to the team this time through a donation.

On behalf of the whole Handprints team, we would like to say a massive thank you to Lucas Correia for his PRUSA i3 mk2.5S printer donation!

Looking forward to make use of it in future design projects!

June 2021

New Committee Update!

Our new Handprints e-NABLE Scotland committee has been elected after a long Annual General Meeting.

June 2021


Let's Talk About [X] 2021

Three of our myoelectric team members, Carmen, Ellie and MaryCarmen, presented at the Lets Talk About [X] conference on Monday the 8th of March!

Let's Talk About [X] is a multidisciplinary conference that allows undergraduates from across all four Colleges to showcase their research and their contribution to a wider audience!

March 2021

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CHAIN Scotland Virtual Event

Handprints president, Rhianna, participated in the CHAIN talk on 03 Mar 21, where she discussed her route to university and her experience with Handprints e-NABLE Scotland.

March 2021

Handprints X RAG Fundraiser 2021 KM Complete

Handprints, along with the University of Glasgow Raising and Giving Society (RAG), have ran/walked/cycled to our final goal of 2021km within the time period from the 8th to the 22nd of February!!!

The amount raised has reached £525!

February 2021


3D Printed Educational Skull Model

For the past few months, technician team members Alistar Bacchetti and Stefan Baldacchino have been collaborating with Dr Ruchi Pathak Kaul, a maxillofacial surgeon. Stefan managed to 3D pring a full life size skull model within a month and sent it off to be used by Dr Ruchi Pathak Kaul for surgical demonstrations.

The skull model was specifically used to demonstrate management of massive maxillofacial bleeding at the Indian Society of Trauma & Acute Care!

December 2020

Kayla's Prosthetic

A project that started last February has finally come to an end now that Kayla from The Bahamas received her final prosthetic!
Kayla's mum, Bianca says 'Her confidence is through the roof. She won't take it off' which is an amazing thing to hear, and, as you can see in the pictures, it does look great on her!
The device is the phoenix v2 design and this was the society's first virtual assembly. Despite all the restrictions the team managed to get it completed to a good standard. 
The team consisted of Heather, Tallulah and Fai. The artwork on the final device was added by Heather's flatmate. 
We are all really happy with how it turned out and so pleased that she loves it.

November 2020


Nomination for Bright Network Society of the Year Awards

We are delighted to inform you that we have been shortlisted for the Innovation Award. We would be grateful if you supported us by voting for us. Check out our video, sign in and vote via the link

November 2020

Introducing the new Technicians Team!

Who we are - We are the Handprints e-NABLE Scotland Technician Team, newest and sixth division of the society, formed September 2020!

What do we do -We maintain the printers, work closely with all the divisions and print prototypes aswell as final models. Furthermore, we can provide advice on 3D printing and CAD to our members and external contacts. We also regularly reach out to technicians and external handprints contacts for advice and collaboration

November 2020

Receiving our ETAwards

Our Engineering Talent Awards for 'Best Engineering Society of Year Award 2020' and 'Overall Excellence in Engineering Award 2020' have arrived in the post, aren't they beautiful?!

We cannot wait to put these on display proudly! Many thanks to the ETAwards20 and EqualEngineers aswell as past and present members for making this all possible

November 2020

A few weeks back we got a message from Brian from Fraserburgh asking for advice for making prosthetics hands himself using the e-NABLE online library. We gave him some tips and he has very kindly donated his hand models to us, they arrived in the post and it was a lovely surprise!

October 2020

Prototype hand donations

Our committee had a zoom meeting with the committee at Handprints Strathclyde. We used this time to share our plans, update each other on our progress and have a general chat.
Handprints Strathclyde officially started up in 2018 and are still working out the fundamentals of their society. They are also looking to recruit a committee team and members so we were happy to be able to share our tips and offer advice!

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Connecting with e-NABLE Nepal

As a result of his design project progress, Alistair received contact from e-Nable Nepal regarding the production and testing of his design in their own e-nable chapter!

Shikshya and her team at e-Nable Nepal recieved the finger grip files and associated documents Alistairsent over. Alistair held a zoom call to introduce our society and his developing project.

September 2020

Our societies have previously linked up with a collaborative workshop in November 2019 where we practiced assembling a printed prosthetic We are all super excited to further build our connection and give each other a helping hand

October 2020


ETA 'Overall Excellence in Engineering Award 2020'

Big News!!
We were informed during the ETA zoom award ceremony that Handprints e-NABLE Scotland won The Engineering Talent Awards 'Overall Excellence in Engineering Award 2020' !!! 

We would like to give the BIGGEST thank you to The Engineering Talent Awards! The fact that we were even considered for the award is truly amazing. We are so glad our societies hard work and dedication has paid off 

All the other candidates were so deserving and we hope everyone the best in their future Engineering endeavours 


September 2020

ETA 'Best Engineering Society of the Year Award 2020'


It was announced that we have won the Engineering Talent Awards 'Best Engineering Society of the Year 2020' Award! 🏆 

This is such an amazing achievement for us and we cannot begin to explain how grateful we are to everyone who has helped us reach this point! With special thanks to past and present society members who's determination and efforts have allowed the society to grow and improve vastly since it was founded in 2016 💕

We aim to continue with our growth and positively impact many more people, whether by donating prosthetics, educating people on the amazing opportunities involved in STEM or giving experience to students who join our society!

September 2020

Virtual Prototype Assembly


One of our prosthetics teams have been working together to virtually assemble our prototype prosthetics. Here is a picture from a zoom meeting where they completed them on Thursday! This was our first ever virtual assembly 

August 2020


Alistair wrote an article about his journey throughout the finger grips design challenge and submitted it to the 'DesignSpark Students – share your innovations! Competition'.

The article managed to win one of the Top 3 projects prize and the Best Contribution to UN Sustainable Development Prize!!!

DesignSpark is a fantastic platform to view the latest developments and projects in design engineering and technology, ranging from subjects such as robotics and 3D printing to student articles. It's great place to share your ideas and get in touch with like-minded individuals/innovators, we recommend checking it out!

August 2020

Design Spark Challenge


We 3D printed face shields for health care workers in Uruguay. An update by one of our members Marycarmen Flores:
In May I asked Isabella Sheldon if she could give me some face shields for my family because my mom is a doctor and my dad works for a pharmaceutical company and Uruguay ( where I live- a small country in the south of Brasil.) has not enough resources to give all doctors and healthcare workers the adequate protection.
Isabella ended up giving me more than the ones I asked for, so my mom donated the rest to her colleagues at the hospital.

Uruguay is a small country and with this crisis people is living on a short budget and thus, healthcare workers cannot afford to buy more than a few facemask that they ( wrongly) use for more than 2 days. So when my mom arrived with the face shields at the hospital people were moved by your work, dedication and kind heart.

The people here is really grateful for what this society have done for them. They cannot speak English so let me tell to everyone that cooperated in this project, specially to Isabella , mine and their thanks for the face shields. '
We are so grateful to be able to help out all we can at a time like this. It is such a relief that the face shields arrived safely and have been used by some of the remarkable health care workers in Uruguay! 

August 2020

3D Printed Faceshields

Engineering Talent Awards

We are lucky enough to have been shortlisted at the Engineering Talent Awards for the Best Engineering Society of the Year 2020.

We are over the moon and are very grateful to be shortlisted. Thank you to everyone who has been part of Handprints over the years to help us get here.

February 2020

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Lets Talk About [X] Conference

The myoelectrics team at Handprints e-NABLE Scotland were invited along to speak at the Let's Talk About [X] conference at the University of Glasgow.  This is an annual undergraduate multidisciplinary conference which aims to bring students, staff and researchers from different fields to come together and discuss outstanding research conducted by the students.

February 2020

Handprints t-shirts

Our media team have been busy designing and ordering t-shirts for the entire Handprints e-NABLE Scotland group. They arrived recently and will be brilliant to wear on school visits and events we are invited to. They will also help us promote our organisation around the University of Glasgow campus. Here's two of our committee members modelling the new t-shirts.

February 2020


School Visits

We were recently invited back to Netherlee Primary School to talk to the students about what we do. We presented to around 90 pupils on Biomedical Engineering and introduced them to the world of prosthetics.

February 2020

Solidworks CAD Workshops

We have recently been running a couple of CAD workshops at our university to help develop peoples interest in CAD skills. These workshops are run by our very own 3D printing expert Joe and were a huge success.

January 2020


Fatima's Story

13 year old Fatima from Pakistan sadly lost her hand in an accident a little over a year ago. Handprints e-NABLE Scotland were able to help her by using a cast of her arm to create a 3D printed prosthetic. This mechanical hand allows her to carry out simple everyday tasks that she was unable to before. Making little differences.

September 2019

Curiosity Live

Recently our team has been taking part in Curiosity Live hosted by the Glasgow Science Centre. This event was all about inspiring children and their families by introducing them to what we do.

We took along some of our prosthetics as well as other 3D printed goodies for the families to see.

We present for school children all over the Glasgow area, teaching the little ones about prosthetics, what we do and why they should become an engineer.

If you are interested in a visit to your school, please get in touch!

November 2019

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