Maker BLOG

3D Printed Healthcare Solutions

In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, the healthcare system is facing a shortage of necessary PPE equipment and a potential future shortage of ventilators to treat severe cases. Incredibly, we’ve seen people from all walks of life – engineering, medicine, hobbyists – all come together to create some incredible solutions to these issues. We especially love seeing all of the solutions that involve 3D Printing for the local manufacturing of needed equipment. We wanted to compile a list of all of the incredible new projects we’ve seen in case there is a need locally to you that you’re able to help with. We’ll continue to update this list as new projects are created. If we’ve missed something worthwhile, please let us know and we’ll get it added! If you’re wanting to help, we recommend assessing the need in your own communities before you choose where to start. According to the doctors we’ve spoken with, the best way to figure out the biggest needs in your area would be to contact your state’s health department (list here) or to contact the head of the ICU at your local hospital. Hands-Free Door OpenersThese hands-free door openers are a great universal application

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20 STEM Activities for Kids Round-Up

At MakerMade, we know the importance of kids being involved in STEM activities (science, technology, engineering, and math). It promotes creativity, resiliency, and a love of learning in children as well as prepares them for the future workforce. Best of all, they’re fun – so learning feels more like play than a chore. This is exactly why contributing to and encouraging STEAM education in schools and homes is one of our core values as a company. We know that you, like us, have likely found yourself unexpectedly at home with your kids for an extended period of time. Some of us have great schedules in place already and are executing Pinterest worthy lessons and activities with our kids. Some of our kids are surviving on TV and Cheeto puffs dipped in ranch, while most of us are somewhere in between. No matter where you fall on the spectrum, we hope that you’ll find this round-up of fun STEAM activities for kids useful and we hope it encourages some fun, learning, and connection in your family during the quarantine and beyond! Let us know what you try in the comments below! 1. CLOUD IN A JAR Teach kids about cloud formation

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COVID-19 SHIPPING UPDATES

Please note that due to new shipping restrictions related to COVID-19, shipments may be delayed beyond our control.