The SoCal Makers Covid-19 Response Team is fiscally backed by Hack+, a 501(c)(3) charity, EIN 81-1543325. Contributions through Donorbox are tax deductible.

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4/7/2020

This project already has some amazing stories to tell. Last night after midnight, a hospital near Los Angeles contacted me with an urgent need for shields — they were running out, and none of the local hardware stores had any to sell. The night shift was struggling to get the PPE they need — from…
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4/6/2020

With over 1400 shields manufactured and hundreds prepared, today was delivery day! In just the past couple days, we have delivered to Mission Hospital, USC Verdugo Hills, Capital Health (Hopewell NJ), Arcadia Methodist, Glendale Memorial, multiple AHMC hospitals throughout Los Angeles, Haven Elite Urgent Care, and Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park. Whew, what a list!! In…
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4/5/2020

The Covid Makers of Long Beach Response Team (what we are unofficially calling our manufacturing and distribution volunteer team) has been busy all weekend preparing for some big deliveries over the next couple days.We have officially passed 1000 shields produced, another major milestone in this effort. With final assembly well underway, hundreds of shields will…
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4/4/2020

What an exciting day for this project! Our makers have been working hard pumping out shields at maximum capacity — we now have 800 shields produced — and project volunteers are getting shields assembled for some major upcoming hospital distributions.Today, a second batch of 100 shields were delivered to Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo, CA.…
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4/3/2020

Our maker support for this project is growing quickly, with about 30 makers and over 40 printers now dedicated to this project! Volunteers are stepping up to help with logistics, collecting finished frames/shields and distributing the daily deliveries of filament and other materials.The word is getting out now, and we have committed donations to 6…
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4/2/2020

The list of supporters keeps growing, and we now have ~30 printers involved pumping out in excess of 150 shield visors EVERY day! We are starting to become more organized, setting up logistics to get the purchased material out to printers, and get the product back to a core team of volunteers who will take…
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4/1/2020

Things are accelerating quickly! I am now running a network of 19 enthusiastic individuals in the LA area with a total of 30 printers!! A large number of students and hobbyists have joined our team from all over LA and Orange County, including individuals from Cal Poly Pomona, CSULB, 5 different FIRST Robotics teams. In…
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3/31/2020

Supplies are coming in and I now have 15 printers ready to produce for this effort across Long Beach and OC, with potentially more on the way.The production line has started for my first batch of 100ct deliveries to Mission Hospital in Laguna Beach on Thursday, with another 100ct planned for Saturday. Below is a…
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