Face Shield [Standard]
Maker and role
ShieldsUp, Commissioned by
Prusa Research, Designer
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Part 1: A laser cut, square piece of transparent plastic is attached to a grey, 3D printed frame. The frame is semi-circle shaped, with another over-arching piece on top. This has four protruding knobs, which insert into four holes along the top edge of the plastic shield. Two small knobs on each end of the frame are used to attach a white piece of fabric elastic which can be adjusted to the desired fit. Engraved into the frame is the text, "ShieldsUp.NZ".
Parts 2-4: Three long pieces of white elastic.
The national call for interest was made on 27 March 2020 and within three days a communication group was coordinated using Slack. By day eight country-wide logistics and distribution networks were established. Using stocks to hand, individuals and maker groups worked to produce shields for use by front line workers.