Ben Heck Takes an Initial Stab at an Automated Face Mask @benheck #PPE

In this video, Ben Heck thinks his way through a design challenge: Can he make an effective face mask that opens at the touch of a button–so that he can take a breath, have a drink, etc.–and then closes up, again with the touch of a button.

What he ends up with is sort of a cross between Predator mandibles and Bane’s breather in The Dark Knight Rises.

Ben manages to make a pretty decent working prototype and is already at work on a more refined version. He says he’ll load the 3D printing files to Thingiverse when he gets something worth sharing.


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