One of our team members, Lee, has been at home making shields using his 3D Printer and iterating a CAD design. In the beginning it took 2hrs. to print one. Today, he is able to print 2 in 23 min!
Lee has donated over a hundred shields, and the demand is beyond what one person can fulfill!
The link below is a map of where shields have been donated so far.
Donated shields before campaign
While Lee improved his pace, the demand has outpaced him. So another new design has been in the works that utilizes strap material that is easily acquired and can be built by anyone at blazing speeds!!!
Here is an example of the new design.
New Shied Design, with the new design 100 can be made in 200 by two people. This design uses minimal household tools to assemble. Scissors, Stapler, ruler, marker and a threading tool to attach rubber bands to the ends.
With this new design, we no longer require a 3D Printer or specialized tools to make and effective and very comfortable face shield.
Now our team will be able procure materials and recruit a volunteer workforce to build and distribute 5,000 face shields to COVID Warriors everywhere helping to keep them safe and healthy while they take good care of us!
If you would like to volunteer please contact this current campaign is working from the San Francisco Bay Area.
Lee Lim (solvefunction.com)
Alex Hsu (Wagan tech)
Justin Gray (Wagan tech)
Jeff Martinez (Artist)