UPDATE: Thanks to everyone's support, the Community Shield initiative has now ended.
3D Printer Live Stream:
← Live feed of PPE face shield parts being 3D printed on my Prusa i3 MK3S. This live stream will usually be running. Update: ENDED.
Final print count:
352 Top Pieces
328 Bottom Pieces
(680 Total Pieces)
Last updated: May 20, 2020 at 12:00 pm
Stats: Approximately 694.7 hours of printing and setup/maintenance & 14.4 kilograms (31.7 pounds) of material (filament) used so far (estimated $575.18 in materials alone, not including hydro or machine cost). The 3D printed parts for each face shield cost approximately $1.66.
Filament donated to other makers: 11.1 kilograms (approximately 275 face shield sets can be made with that amount).
Progress Photos:
First batch of 10!
First batch of 10!
InkSmith drop off bin
InkSmith drop off bin
Community contributions (image courtesy of InkSmith)
Community contributions (image courtesy of InkSmith)
A finished face shield  (image courtesy of InkSmith)
A finished face shield (image courtesy of InkSmith)
"Limited edition"
"Limited edition"
Filling up my basket
Filling up my basket
Second batch ready to go out
Second batch ready to go out
Driving to drop off #2
Driving to drop off #2
Delivery!
Delivery!
*whoosh*
*whoosh*
2nd batch of 46!
2nd batch of 46!
Batch #3! 56 sets!
Batch #3! 56 sets!
Sorting 3,333 shields!
Sorting 3,333 shields!
Fun prints by other community members.
Fun prints by other community members.
Finished product (Image courtesy of Prusa)
Finished product (Image courtesy of Prusa)
A set of parts printed in the happiest colour!
A set of parts printed in the happiest colour!
Close up of the print quality.
Close up of the print quality.
Batch number 4! 78 more sets.
Batch number 4! 78 more sets.
Filament donated to the community, made possible by the sales and donations through my fundraiser.
Filament donated to the community, made possible by the sales and donations through my fundraiser.
Enamel Pin Fundraiser:
Hey... you! Yes, you!
I'm currently selling an enamel pin that I made of the COVID-19 virus over on my store, Jack Justo. Why am I selling a COVID-19 pin you may ask?
This pin, featuring artwork inspired by the COVID-19 virus as rendered by the CDC, is an initiative of mine to raise funds for the 3D printing of PPE face shields for front line medical workers. Since March 22, 2020, I have been one of the volunteers printing these parts under the coordination of InkSmith, a company based locally to me in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. All of these 3D printed face shields, nicknamed "The Community Shield", will be donated to underfunded hospitals and health care providers. Click here for details.
I have 3D printed hundreds of parts so far, and plan to print many more over the coming weeks, but my costs continue to go up as I have to buy more and more material (filament) for my printer. All of the profit generated from this pin will be put towards the costs of printing these parts so that we can continue to keep people safe, and flatten the curve.
If support is high and there is more filament than I can make use of then I will be donating additional spools to other members of the community who are also printing these parts. 

  To see more information about the pin, and to pick one up yourself, click the image above or click here.