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).
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. Until further notice, 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.
Update: Thanks to everyone's support, as well as new manufacturing, proceeds for this pin are no longer going towards 3D printing costs now that the Community Shield Initiative is over. But good news! There are still pins available, click the image to pick one up today!