High school robotics club builds medical supplies with 3D printers
April 27, 2020
In March, the San Benito High School Robotics club drove to Fresno for their first competition. Upon arrival, they found out that the competition had been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. When they returned to Hollister, they chose to help medical workers at Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital with the money set aside for their trip. Using templates and 3D printers, club members began making surgical mask straps, which are used to minimize chafing around the ears. Club members branched out into fabricating face shields after the Food and Drug Administration approved the design. The club raised money to attend the Fresno competition and had already purchased the materials they needed for the now cancelled event. Because the materials would work for the medical supply project, club members voted to donate the competition materials. Students are accepting donations so they can continue to help the medical workers. However, they are unable to accept cash donations. If you are interested in donating materials or supplies, send an email to tvu-nguyen@sbhsd.k12.ca.us.
The robotics team from San Benito High School in Hollister used money set aside for a competition to build medical supplies for first responders.
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