High Schoolers 3D-Print a Hand for 9-Year-Old Illinois girl was born without fingers on left hand By Matt Cantor, Newser User Posted Apr 30, 2014 10:17 AM CDT Updated Apr 30, 2014 11:00 AM CDT 33 comments Comments High schoolers are making a 3D-printed hand for a local 9-year-old. (mystateline.com) (Newser) – A 9-year-old born without fingers on one hand is getting a gift from Illinois high school students: a new hand, Fox News reports. The students are 3D-printing the prosthetic device, which works through wrist movement, mystateline.com notes. Typically, prosthetics can run up to $50,000, says Kylie Wicker's mom. "The total cost of this hand will be barely $5, there is maybe $1 worth of plastic, and it costs a couple of bucks for the fasteners," says the engineering teacher in charge of the 10-student project in Rockton. Now Kylie's looking forward to "catching a ball, doing the monkey bars," she tells the Rockford Register Star.