Our GofundMe went live last night. There were many donations that came through the site from friends and family, and those in our community who are also worried for the hospitals. We are very happy for all the support that has been given to us to make these face shields. Also, some teenagers are requestedContinue reading “4/21 update: GoFundMe & Volunteer Now”
Today, the police came to pick up our first batch of 50 face shields. The officer stopped by and came to our door with a respirator, making sure not to get too close to us. The face shields were bagged into three groups and handed to the policeman, who took them back into his car.Continue reading “4/20 update: Holmdel Police Pick-Up”
Today, we tried out a few different face shield designs to to finalize what we were going to print for the rest of the face shields. The winning design was the Manta Ray V5 design. This design allows us to make 32 faceshields in 24 hours. We also did some cost analytics to show youContinue reading “Day 6 & 7 Prototyping and Cost Analysis”
On day 4, with Mr. Stevenson’s help, we finally got the printer to work! On day 4, we printed out our first face shield prototype, the Prusa RC3. It took 3 hours to print, and we needed to assemble it and tie knots at the end of it. So on day 5, we moved ontoContinue reading “Day 4 & 5: Stable Print and Try Different Design and Pattern”
We finally finished the assembly! The gummy bears helped us through most of the process. But even after we finished building it, more problems arise. When we plugged in the printer, it had calibration issues and it took us a long time to fix. After we fixed it, we ran some tests, trying to printContinue reading “Day 2 & 3: Trial & Error”
The Struggle of Assembling the printer Day 1 was mostly unpacking the printer and reading the contents of it. We started assembly of the Prusa Printer, and it was difficult, but we finally assembled the base of the printer and the x axis on day 1. I thought that this would take forever with theContinue reading “Day 1: The Beginning”
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