Maker and role
ShieldsUp, Commissioned by
Prusa Research, Designer
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Unused shield made from a transparent, laser cut plastic. The shield is square in shape with curved edges. Four holes line the top of the shield. A white piece of protective plastic layering covers the front, which has green text, "I.P.B / PLASTIC SHEET EXTRUS[...]". The reverse has a transparent protective layer.
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.