Local designer brings schools together to make visors for key workers

Max McMurdo Visor

Bedford designer, inventor and TV presenter, Max McMurdo, has pulled together untapped resources from across Bedfordshire to help make much-needed visors for key workers fighting the coronavirus pandemic.

Max has already, with support from teachers and pupils, made 500 visors that have been delivered to healthcare establishments including Addenbrooks and Lister hospitals.

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But thousands more are in need and Max is now asking other schools and those with access to laser cutters to help out.

“I am contacting several schools, as most secondary schools have laser cutters, and it is these we need access to,” said Max.

“The software/programme and materials are all in place. The visors cost approx 50p each to make.”

All material costs for the visors are being covered from a crowd funding page giving anyone the chance to help support the project.

The target for donations is set at £5,000 which would help create 50,000 masks.

“100% of your donations will be spent on materials,” adds Max. “The current restriction is only having one laser cutter.

“If your school, university, college or business has one please do get in touch.”

The CAD file for any school or organisation with access to a laser cutter, is available for download at the dedicated laser cutting website, Smoke & Mirrors.

Max became part of the project when he was asked by his former design and technology teachers at nearby Sandy Secondary School to help support their idea.

If you require visors for your work or think you could help with laser cutting please email max@maxmcmurdo.co.uk.

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