COVID

Shields produced and distributed as Good Samaritans from Massachusetts to Hawaii.
You are under your own responsibility/risk for their use.

To join the team and help, follow our simple:

 4 Step Master Instructions




What we make:
-3D printed shield bands
-3 hole punched sheets
-DIY shields (non 3d print)
-Ear protectors for use with surgical masks
-Table top quad cubby dividers


Materials we use:
1.75 PLA and PETG 3d filament
Elastic band materials (pref non-latex)
8.5" x 11" clear transparency + binding sheets
Assorted padding materials


If you would like to directly ship donated materials to us, contact:
dscott@hopkinton.k12.ma.us
mlooney@mpspk12.org
mwestlake@cadets.com

View our:

PBS Grades 4-12 Lesson Plan modeled after "The Shield Team"



23 comments:

  1. I contacted Mark in MN. I have a Dimension SST 1200 and a UPrint SE Plus that I will put into action and make frames
    Tom Ellison
    Engineering, Manufacturing and Technology
    Alexandria Area High School
    Alexandria MN

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  2. Awesome work Tom...glad to have aboard

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  3. I have a printer, but no hole punch or clear sheets at home. Can I still send these somewhere that someone else can then add the sheets to? I'll still follow guidelines for cleaning and bagging, of course, but this is what I'm able to donate.

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    1. I made a comment below. 2 liter soda water bottles work for plastic shields.

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  4. You can team up with somebody in your area or check our team roster to see if someone is nearby

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  5. I co- hosted last night's MassCUE Virtual CUE UP, and would love to get some of my high school students involved in this effort. I have a 3D printer and filament, plus a sewing machine that might come in handy in mask making. Let me know how we can assist!

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  6. Awesome...is this Cathy? you can send me an email at dscott@hopkinton.k12.ma.us. Use the 4 steps linked above to get started. We need more 3d printers for sure! Yes get the kids involved....important for them to help out during this time.

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    1. Yes, this is Cathy. Will contact you through e-mail tomorrow to coordinate. Working on rounding up a few more printers held hostage in the physics lab at my high school. :)

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  7. I'm a technology engineering teacher in NJ and have been producing Budmen shields for the past 2 weeks! Over 200 today!

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  8. People looking for clear plastic sheets need to look in their fridge. I have been "tinkering" around with foam weather stripping, velcro and 2 liter soda water bottles. The bottles are about .010 thick, flexible and have a natural curvature to them. They are similar in size to specs I found online from John Hopkins( they have a free download plans). I came up with 2 versions. One has a headband and one simply slides onto a pair of glasses.

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    1. mmcelhinney@dracutps.org
      this goes with the soda water bottle idea above

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  9. Hi guys - plastic sheets - start looking for print and bind businesses that have binding sheet covers for sale. They come in 4mm, 7mm, and bigger and you should be able to get a 100 pack for 10 dollars.
    I bought a few thousand that im going to get to St Thomas Academy in Eagan (today? I think?) and will buy more once I get my next paycheck. Im hoping we can just distribute these? so people can start using them? I dont fully understand how we are supposed to be operating yet.

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    1. Thanks Ben: Added into our step 2 Team Notes + Instructs

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  10. Thanks Ben: Added into our step 2 Team Notes + Instructs

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  11. New to this community and just starting out - I'm no techie, but with the help of my son have printed 14 Looney bands using PLA - I am printing 2 per 2 hours. I have lots of questions....

    1) I don't have enough gloves/masks to print cleanly - can I sterilize in batches and what is the best way to do that? I have 70% ethanol, chlorox wipes and hand sanitizer.

    2) Local stores are all out of elastic. It looks like I need 10/16" or less. Where can I source that QUICKLY - our hospitals are desperate? I do have elastic bands - do we have any feedback on how comfortable they are?

    3) Can I accept donations of elastic or is that too risky? Is it safe if it sits for 72 hrs?

    4) We have at the moment very limited printing capacity but are reaching out to the community. Given the urgency of demand, how important is the "comfort" piece for the shield?

    Thanks in advance for any pointers!

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  12. I was printing the budmen design but those took 2.5 hours a piece. The Looney masks are about 1:45. I'm trying to print the Looney halves.l on the same build plate. How are these getting assembled, please? Thank you!!

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    1. I am printing looney halves...I have a mono mini...so doing 1/2 at time...with the settings I posted it takes 50 minutes per half....I could not get the 2 halves onto the mini bed which is 120mm cube volume. Email me if you need anything - Doug

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    2. Per Doug's instructions on the info sheet that is part of the "4 Step Process" above...
      "The 2 part model glues together easily with one lapped seam and an optional ziptie in the middle."

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  13. Hi everyone,
    I just emailed this to Cape Cod Makers since they designed the Looney Mask. I'm going to throw it it out here - if anyone knows the email of Mike Looney please contact me at maria@blatcher.com......

    I started printing the Looney model yesterday and I'm up to 24 headbands - printing 2 per 2hrs 15 mins on a PRUSA i3 model printer.

    My question for your community is this: does anyone have the ability to "slice" the STL file (pardon me if I'm misusing the term - I'm a newb and no techie) so that the shield will print in a stacked format - in other words so that I can run the printer overnight and have it print 10 - 20 shields per run instead of 2.

    My printing capacity would double if anyone is able to do that. My techie son thinks it's doable, but doesn't have the time right now. I was wondering if anyone in your community might be able to give it a shot or point me in the right direction to someone who can.

    Thanks in advance for your help,

    Maria Blatcher

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  14. Hello everyone, I am writing from the country of the Inca Empire "Peru", please ask me to indicate what software they use to identify and print, there are changes that we can contribute to the proposed models.
    Thank you very much,
    Email: rcierto@unheval.edu.pe

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    1. You are free to use the designs within. They are working well for us. If you have a group that would like to join the team...sign up and begin producing. We are currently not revisiting designs as we are in full production mode. Thank you for your interest.

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  15. It has been an honor to be part of this network. Many thanks to Doug Scott for the focused, organized, and morale boosting initiative!

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