Current Happenings

In light of the coronavirus, the Sonic Squirrels are supporting a local volunteer group in 3D printing parts for NIH-approved personal protective equipment (PPE) for fire, hospitals, airlift companies, and more. The printed parts can be sterilized and reused. The organizers of the group have the clear sheets already and they sterilize the PPE parts that you donate. Anyone in the local area can join their printing campaign by joining their Facebook group.

If you are a Squirrel Family and wish to join this effort, please contact Susan Dole at susan.dole@gmail.com. She will help keep track of your filament use for reimbursement and coordinate pickup of what you print.

3D PRINTING FOR MEDICAL APPLICATIONS

Facebook Group Name is “North Seattle/South Snohomish COVID-19 PPE builders group”. Collection and distribution of printed items and medical equipment is local.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/242058886925318/

The Verkstan 3D Print that the FB Group is using – NIH approved for medical use.

https://github.com/Cederb/Faceshield.nu/blob/master/North%20America%206-hole/3D%20Printing%20Files%20(STL)/Visor_Frame_NORTH_AMERICA_letter_6-hole_v5.stl

File Name

Visor_Frame_NORTH_AMERICA_letter_6-hole_v5.stl

GoFundMe for this project – please share on your social media

https://www.gofundme.com/f/seattleeverett-covid19-ppe-maker-supplies?fbclid=IwAR0-A1iLkdurBifdyM-f3uNUC23g8G01ksMbBbUh7haCMMYYYPtuGvufXWs

 

NON-MEDICAL MASKS/SEWING

The Sonic Squirrels are also aware that many families are making non-medical masks for personal use or for donation to organizations of all types (grocery, childcare, medical care, front line and essential workers.) 

A design for a two layer, 100% cotton, pleated mask with elastic ear bands or fabric ties. 

https://nanabs-sewing-fun.blogspot.com/?fbclid=IwAR1BEhhKgNwg_X5bVKwTWRiU8Bv3WUDqVGVREwuSJhYZmxhawlt9-BS4Zxc

The Patterns and Instructions for the Providence 100 Million Pleated Mask project

https://www.providence.org/lp/100m-masks?fbclid=IwAR2fJUQq_6wk1zVccO8jbN-ddx7gyVP_ZwjfxXo3lPI8h5XMmAGwgFyuTM8

A Two Layer, 100% cotton, SHAPED mask that is more complex to sew but more comfortable for some.

https://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Cloth-Face-Mask/

A local Seattle-area Mask Making Group on Facebook “Stop the Bug Gratitude Masks” – lots of tips & videos

https://www.facebook.com/groups/gratitudemasks/

Thank you for contributing to this effort! The Sonic Squirrels FRC 2930

First Teams for Food Lifeline GoFundMe: https://bit.ly/3b6sMbO