This post will be different from most as these times are different than most.
There are many resources and open-source designs for existing shields, below are a few I’ve looked at:
While not as ideal, I have tried to come up with a solution that will work if you have no other resources.
Disclaimer: I am not a Doctor, and THESE DESIGNS ARE IN NO WAY MEDICALLY APPROVED OR GUARANTEED TO PREVENT INFECTION
The minimum configuration of the visor and two struts can be printed in around 55 minutes, while the glasses with four struts and stabilizer takes around two hours.
*You may need to adjust the width and length of the glasses, and the length of the struts to fit your face
All shield configurations require 14″ x 11.5″ (standard width) of plastic wrap.
The visor requires an elastic or strap to secure it to your head, the glasses do not require additional materials.
Start by affixing either two or four struts to your glasses or visor. The end pieces can be slid on while the center ones must be pressed on.
For extra stability the ends of the struts can be friction fit into the stabilizer. Glue or tack can be used for extra security.
Place the shield frame in the center of the cling wrap.
Secure the plastic wrap to the frame by puncturing it over the end pieces of the glasses and stabilizer bar. Then wrap the cling warp onto itself to further secure it to the frame.
The glasses can be assembled using only 3D printed parts while the visor requires an elastic or band/string. Both shields share the same footprint and thus the struts and stabilizer foot are the same for both.
These are trying times for us all, but I have been overwhelmed by the support from fellow makers. Seeing the community come together to solve problems, create/provide resources, and save lives has been truly inspiring. I will continue to look for opportunities to apply my experience to COVID-19 related problems. As always, please do not hesitate to reach out with questions, concerns, or specific problems I can help solve. Stay healthy. Stay happy.