#Activate10: Lander Valley High School Maker Space upcycles obsolete school items to protect healthcare workers

h/t Nate Shoutis

Our community is large and wildly diverse, which is at the same time our strength and our weakness. #Activate10 is a movement seeking to increase communication between individuals and organizations across Fremont County and to promote positive action in our communities.

Lander Valley High School’s (LVHS) Maker Space is working locally with Maker Space 307 and The Healthcare Partnership of Fremont County to make face shields and masks in their 3D printers.

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In order to provide the face shield protection, LVHS Librarian/Maker Space extraordinaire Nate Shoutis collected old overhead projector transparency sheets that were no longer in use and had been laying around. As well as rolls of laminate that were no longer usable in the district’s machines.

With Nate’s creative thinking, healthcare workers do not need to provide their own plastic shields for the 3D printed visors. Instead, when the shipment arrives they are ready to be used.

The combined local PPE making effort has produced over 880 devices, according to Maker Space 307 Director David Maulik.

Nate shared the following list of places that face shields and masks have been sent to:

  • Dubois Clinic
  • Mountain Sage Clinic
  • Warm Valley Lodge
  • Sagewest Night Shift
  • Sweetwater Midwifery
  • Wind River Tribal Court
  • Westward Heights
  • Elev8 Rehab
  • Lander Medical Clinic
  • Help for Health Hospice
  • Lander Medical Clinic (Riverton)
  • Wind River Rehabilitation Wellness Center
  • Morning Star Manor
  • Eastern Shoshone Tribal Health
  • Wind River Family and Community Health Care

Please contact [email protected] or [email protected] with any requests for face shields and masks. They are also willing to collect any PPE that anyone might have and help get it to people who may need it. If you have a 3D printer and want to help in the effort you can contact Nate or David as well.

Check out our earlier story about this effort by clicking here.

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