Making Faceshields Using Existing Components @olliebray
Ollie Bray is an educator and maker living in the Scottish highlands. He posted these images to Twitter.
We turned out 50 face shields today. We went for a low tech version (eg: no 3D printer or Lazer cutter). We hacked 50 sets of safety glasses with the classic ‘shatter proof’ school ruler, plastic bolts, cable ties & some heavy duty acetate. Now they are on the way to Inverness Royal
I have written frequently about the concept of “Frankenstein prototyping” (hacking something together using existing parts from other things). This is “Frankenstein prototyping” at its finest.
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