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3D printers used to educate and entertain kids are redeployed to the coronavirus frontlines

3D printers used to educate and entertain kids are redeployed to the coronavirus frontlines

Written by David

March 30, 2020

For years, libraries, schools and summer camps have used 3D printers as a lure to teach kids about tech. Now, with such places shut down by the coronavirus pandemic, teachers, librarians and others are employing that hardware in the war against COVID-19.

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David O’Neill has 10 such printers in his New Rochelle basement. “We’re cranking out these face shields,” said the fifth-grade math and science teacher at Anne Hutchinson School in Eastchester. The 3D printers come from a stock of about 60 owned by Discover Camp of Westchester , where he is assistant director. Even with the machines, it can take several hours to make each shield, O’Neill said. […]

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