“We are producing somewhere from 30-40 a day,” said Alex Wulff, who founder of the non-profit organization known as STEMbassadors.
“Joesph Prusa, who is basically one of the founding fathers of 3D printing, came up with this design to help patients in Italy,” said Wulff. “It is pretty amazing. He made the design open source for everybody.”
“These kids were able to do something that industry couldn’t, and that government couldn’t, which is really quickly respond without any kind of global supply chain and start producing something to protect our health care workers,” said Wulff.
Wulff has collected nearly 40 3D printing machines and distributed them to the students homes. Each shield takes 3 hours to make. And these students have already created 75.
The U-S Navy even reached out to Wulff to ask for the design plans.
“We are sending out those plans,” said Wulff. “I mean it is so easy to share this.”
“These people are nurses and doctors and they are going into the ER’s every single day and they do not have the equipment that they need,” said Wulff. “So if we can make the tiniest difference that is what we want to do.”
If you would like to help or make a donation you can email Alex Wulff at Alex.Wulff@venturausd.org