Ten days since the start of our ad hoc designer contest “Everyday necessities for life during a pandemic” it’s time to announce the winner of the first round! We also made a selection of other models that could be handy (not only) during isolation. Some of them can make your life easier, some make it more fun or let you learn something new.
In just ten days, we received more than 700 ideas for various tools, gadgets, and toys, which is totally awesome! Once again you prove that your activeness and creativity have no limits.
In these times, when there is a huge lack of PPE (personal protective equipment) worldwide, the 3D printing community is doing its best to help where it is needed the most. Many of you print protective face shields and also try to come up with other types of protective equipment – we discussed various options in this article and we also explained the potential risks of home-made 3D printed respirators. Also, our homeland, the Czech Republic, was among the first countries which made wearing a face mask required by law. And every day, more countries follow. This is why there are many models, which focus on face masks – either to make them easier to wear or to help with their production (even at home). So, without further ado, let’s take a look at the results.
Winner of Original Prusa i3 MK3S 3D printer
We made a shortlist of potential candidates, and after careful consideration, we decided to give the award to the author of the ‘Face Mask Pozicer’. It’s simple, but very useful for anyone wearing glasses, either dioptrical or shades. All of us “four-eyed” know how annoying it is to wear a face mask and fog your glasses each time you exhale. This nifty little thing really makes a difference. You can attach it onto any face mask, both fabric or paper. It can be printed very quickly and uses just a small amount of material. If you fill a whole print sheet with them, you can then give away the surplus to your friends or relatives.
Congratulations, and thanks!
Tips for other useful 3D models during a pandemic
The following models deserve at least an honorable mention. Who knows, maybe one of them wins the second round 🙂
We arranged them into three categories:
Everyday life necessities
Deadline of the second round, again with Original Prusa i3 MK3S as the main prize, is coming soon. Please upload your models till April 7, 2020. If you didn’t succeed in the first round, don’t worry, there are two more rounds to go. We will pick from all models uploaded so far since the beginning of the contest. For further info please check our blog article. Again, thank you for all your contributions and good luck in the upcoming rounds!