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Some (More) Good News - High School Kids to the Rescue
Posted by: RgrF
Date: April 23, 2020 03:46PM
Georgetown Day School senior Jonah Docter-Loeb was transfixed by television footage of the “suffering on such a large scale” caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

After learning that supplies of protective medical gear were being depleted, Docter-Loeb sought a way to help. He tapped into the online community of “makers” — 3D printer enthusiasts — and found an open-source design for a welder’s mask-style face shield he could print at home.




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Re: Some (More) Good News - High School Kid to the Rescue
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: April 23, 2020 03:54PM
Every 3D printing forum, and Facebook group, that I'm a part of has not just a few, but DOZENS of different designs for protective gear, and thousands of 3D 'makers' across the country are cranking out between dozens, and hundreds, of them each.

I would be too, if RIGHT before this all hit, my 3D printer hadn't blown the bed heater on the motherboard... the part I need is stuck in a warehouse in China, and has been sitting there awaiting shipment for more than a month.



Paul F.
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Re: Some (More) Good News - High School Kid to the Rescue
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: April 23, 2020 03:54PM
I've always thought we should have a Manhattan-Project-lite for high school kids to work on massive projects like ocean, lake and river cleanup, desalination, homeless shelters, and on and on. Every few weeks you hear about some breakthrough a high schooler has made. Now with them growing up with 3D printers, all kinds of things are possible.
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Re: Some (More) Good News - High School Kids to the Rescue
Posted by: SteveO
Date: April 23, 2020 04:43PM
Big amen to all the above!
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Re: Some (More) Good News - High School Kids to the Rescue
Posted by: Lizabeth
Date: April 23, 2020 04:53PM
There’s got to be a way to make this type of thing part of the class work for high school - for everybody. Not as a “club” and make it mandatory all four years. We need this type of thinking and training.



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Re: Some (More) Good News - High School Kids to the Rescue
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: April 23, 2020 05:06PM
Our computer academy kids wanted to make masks but the school system attorney shut it down. He said it would make the district potentially liable for anyone who caught the virus and had a student made mask.

Hate to say it, but in today's sue everyone society I can understand his point.



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-- François de La Rochefoucauld
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Re: Some (More) Good News - High School Kids to the Rescue
Posted by: mikebw
Date: April 24, 2020 12:51PM
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Ombligo
Our computer academy kids wanted to make masks but the school system attorney shut it down. He said it would make the district potentially liable for anyone who caught the virus and had a student made mask.

Hate to say it, but in today's sue everyone society I can understand his point.

Good Samaritan laws?
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