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“I’ve been talking to my colleagues in electronics and materials development about ways we can create some kind of pressurized system that shoots out sparkles more effectively,” Hobish said.

Her mom, Jen, added that the glitter feature is a bit impractical and pretty messy, “but who cares?” she said. “It’s fun and it’s exciting and it’s a really cool way to empower kids.”

, she got the chance to build her dream arm at the workshop, which invites kids with upper limb differences to “create their own superpowers” and work with a 3-D designer to make a wearable device.