There’s an urgent need for personal protective equipment, or PPE, to help shield doctors and nurses caring for patients with the coronavirus. So some local “hackers” are coming together with a common goal: outfitting medical professionals in our area with this desperately needed protective wear.
Alan Puccinelli is the inspiration behind a swirl of activity at Hacker Lab in Rocklin. About a week ago, Alan started 3D printing parts for hospital-grade face shields using an open-source, validated design he discovered online. It’s the type of shield that’s in high demand right now during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Flash forward to Saturday, and Operation Shields Up! is up and running. Puccinelli is accepting no-contact drop-offs and shipments of 3D printed parts from makers across the country. He’s also mobilized a team of nearly two dozen other local makers to help him construct the shields. “It’s super rewarding,” said […]
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