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Schoolboy Turns Bedroom into PPE Factory

Apr 08, 2020

A schoolboy in the United Kingdom, Harry Cooper, has turned his bedroom into a workshop to produce face screens for frontline staff in the battle against the coronavirus.

15-year-old Harry Cooper from Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, is creating the face visors on a 3D printer he got as a gift. He raises money for the resources he needs with a funding page, and gives away the safety equipment free of charge.

Harry has already taken over 100 orders from key workers such as health care assistants, community workers, dentists and shop assistants.

He said, “I have the printers and have been using them to make the bands that go around your head. I enjoy making things and like a challenge, so it was a no brainer to help key workers out at the same time.”

He added, “I just wanted to do my bit.”

Harry’s mother, Donna, a primary school teacher said, “He did his research and when he figured out he could make visors for people he jumped at it.”

Harry plans to produce three visors every 39 minutes with the use of three printers – one which was donated by a well-wisher.

Umm Muhammed Umar


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