COVID-19 is hitting hospitals and leaving healthcare workers without necessities such as Personal Protective Equipment, leaving the medical professionals protecting community health susceptible.
MakerNexus first began this project to supply hospitals with face shields in the Bay Area. We, Kuriosity Robotics, along with countless designers, joined their effort early on to try to make an impact during these times and aid our healthcare system. Currently, we are a community of over 200 makers producing 3d printed parts for these face shields.
Donations to this initiative will go towards filament, printers, and other expenses in order to ensure a growing supply chain for ourselves and our countless other partners across the Bay to keep everyone printing for hospitals. With enough donations, we'll buy all the equipment and materials we need to exponentially ramp up production, and diversify our efforts to ensure hospitals can get all the help they need.
So far, we have produced and donated to hospitals 700+ face shields, but Maker Nexus has been asked for 200,000+ more face shields. These hospitals include, but are in no way limited to, Kaiser and Santa Clara Valley Medical Foundations. Fulfilling these demands is critical in ensuring that our healthcare workers are focusing on saving other lives instead of having to worry about their own.
Our partners and ourselves have hefty goals for this initiative and in order to achieve these during some of the most unique and critical times in modern history, WE NEED ALL THE HELP WE CAN GET!
Thank you so much! Stay Safe!
Learn all about how you can help, beyond donating, at www.kuriosityrobotics.com/covid-19
We're a community team of high schoolers based in Palo Alto. More about us: https://www.kuriosityrobotics.com/
More about MakerNexus and their efforts in this cause visit: https://www.makernexus.com/
We are Kuriosity Robotics, a community robotics team and nonprofit based in Palo Alto, California comprised of high schoolers. We strive to tackle the diversity problem in the STEM field and bring robotics to the underserved, through many outreach initiatives such as SmartGurlz and international efforts (read about them at our website).
On top of these initiatives, we build a high-performing robot every year to compete in the FIRST Tech Challenge. In the season of 2019-2020, we were the winning Alliance Captains at North California Championships, and held the California point record for the third year in a row. However, building a robot every year is no easy task -- in order to get the resources we need to stay high-performing, we need your help. Your support is greatly appreciated and really helps.
- Sadie McFarlane
- Judee Taok
- Sharon Fox
- Jeanie Wallace
- Jennifer Liu