7th Grade Makerspace to “716 Ear Savers”: SMS Student Provides Relief to Healthcare Workers

Introduced to 3-D printing in the St. Mary School Makerspace, “The Hive”, Dylan learned how to utilize “Tinkercad” to program a 3-D printer. Intrigued by engineering and called to serve others, Dylan decided to put the 3-D printer he received for Christmas to work making plastic ear savers that relieve the stress on the backs of healthcare workers’ ears when wearing masks. He has since used his savings to buy a second printer so that he can increase production (to date he has distributed 400).

Click here to see Dylan’s interview with WKBW News.

If you would like to support Dylan’s project, donations are gratefully accepted to offset material costs, shipping costs, and printer maintenance:

You can contact him at: 716earsavers@gmail.com

Venmo User Name: wzdzz4

PayPal: (716) 830-8107