Object Timeline

  • We acquired this object.

2020

  • Work on this object began.

2021

2022

  • You found it!

HappyShield, 2020

This is a HappyShield. It is dated 2020. Its medium is foam, plastic. It is a part of the department.

The Center for Natural Material Innovation created an open-source design for HappyShield, a face shield that can be made by hand from flat plastic. Simple origami folds give structure to the face shield, which is washable and reusable. Instructions are published online in multiple languages.

It is credited Courtesy of University of Cambridge.

Its dimensions are

H x W (Approx.): 29.8 × 29.8 cm (11 3/4 × 11 3/4 in.)

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