At that point, early last week, information on these masks was hard to find. I saw a lot of different groups were producing these masks but did not have any way to effectively seal it against the user's face. I wanted to spread the word, so I took it upon myself to create an Instructable guide on how to produce these masks.
After my wife, Lexie, and I started producing the masks for the first responders, I have gotten many requests to provide these for individuals and families in my community. I am coordinating with another teacher, KyLee Shoemaker, the middle school computer teacher, who is using her classroom 3D printer to keep up with the needed print jobs. I have also joined a group in Wyoming that is taking requests for these masks to be sent to medical centers in the state.
I am requesting funds for 3D printer filament, gasket material, filter material, elastic straps, and shipping costs to send the masks to those in need.
The need for these supplies is urgent. I am out some of these materials and I cannot make these masks without all the requisite materials.
With your support, I can continue to produce these masks to be distributed freely to those in need.