|The Bush School is committed to supporting the public health community. This week, we joined several schools by loaning six 3D printers and one laser cutter that will be used to create N95 masks, visors, and other critical medical supplies. The Maker's Mask—a N95 mask—created by Rory Larsen, is produced on hobbyist-grade 3D printers at a cost of two to three dollars per mask. The Maker's Mask team now has forty 3D printers that will produce 300 masks per day. They plan to share the production model with the greater maker community to address the shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) and to protect health care workers.|
Thanks to the efforts of Seattle Academy alumni, Bush and several peer schools, a digital fabrication system is being set up at Epiphany School for volunteers to print, cut, and assemble pieces for designs approved by area medical facilities. The first masks are being used now at Seattle Children's Hospital. To learn more about Maker's Mask and their efforts to crowdsource technology and key resources to impact critical needs, click here.