Current Happenings

The Sonic Squirrels are continuing to help create PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) for healthcare workers and the wider community. The first PPE hub we joined has just wrapped up – in eight weeks the Squirrels contributed over 350 3D printed face shield frames to the group, which sent out over 2000 face shields and over 1000 ear savers. The group was featured in an article in the Snohomish Tribune.

Here at the links to the next PPE hub we are joining. 

Washington State 3D Face Shield Hub – distributed 3D printing, prep, cleaning, and Road Warriors who handle all the transportation. The group also created an app to coordinate this distributed volunteer workforce. They are printing ONLY in PETG. They allow donation matching for employers and participating with them counts toward volunteer hours for employers like Microsoft and groups such as Boy Scouts of America. If you are a Squirrel Family and wish to join this effort, please contact Susan Dole at She will help keep track of your filament use for reimbursement and coordinate pickup of what you print.

How to Sign Up and Get the App

Ear Savers you can print in PLA/PLA+

You can also 3D print ear savers and directly donate them in your community. Ear savers carry no liability issues and don’t have the sterilizing requirements that face shields do. Anything that helps make the wearing of PPE and non medical masks easier will make compliance more likely and keep us all safer.

Non Medical Fabric Masks

And several of the Squirrel families have been sewing non-medical masks from a variety of patterns. Here are a few to choose from if you want to sew.

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

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

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

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

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

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