In wake of the coronavirus pandemic, a professor at the UNC College of Arts and Sciences created an easy way to make an emergency face shield.
Ed Samulski is a emeritus Cary Boshamer Professor of Chemistry and a co-founder of the 3D printing company Carbon.
After commiserating with colleagues over the lack of PPE for health care workers, Samulski had an idea to create a face shield that required only three materials to make: a 2-liter soda bottle, a box cutter or scissors and masking tape.
This compression-fit shield may be useful for patients and care-takers or the general public.
To make an emergency face shield, follow the instructions below:
- Obtain a two-liter plastic bottle
- Mark your cuts with a marker (as seen by the diagram below)
- Use a box-cutter or scissors to cut along your marked lines
- Tape the edges of your cut-out shape
Featured photo courtesy of the UNC College of Arts and Sciences.
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