Eighth grader’s invention helps his grandmother

By Jessica Greif | The Oregonian/Oregon Live
Christopher noticed that his grandmother had trouble seeing her families faces. He went to work and came of with an invention called Magniglass to help her see things at close range.
Eighth grader’s invention helps his grandmother see  (video). Marian Reekie now can see the smiles on her family’s faces from across the room thanks to her grandson, Christopher.
It’s an ability she once thought she had lost. Reekie suffers from macular degeneration and has no central vision and recently flew to Denver to seek out some high-tech glasses as a fix; those, however, were out of her price range at $15,000.
That’s when her eighth-grade grandson was up for the challenge. “The minute he said, ‘I could make some of those,’ I had faith he could do it because he’s very clever,” Reekie said.
With the help of a Kickstarter campaign, Christopher raised $4,726 for his invention,Magniglass. He says most of that money was spent on a 3-D printer to create the device.
After a lot of research and trial and error over several months, The Oregon Episcopal School student not only won “Best in Show” at his science fair, he’s enhanced his grandmother’s quality of life……
 

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Source: Oregon Live/ The Oregonian
 

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