Rayaan Grewal, a Class XI student from Chandigarh claimed to have distributed around 200 3D printed face shields to frontline COVID warriors in the city.
Speaking to ANI, the student said the idea came after one day he saw a policeman without a face shield.
“One day I saw a policeman without a shield. I was a bit familiar with computers and design, so I thought I would. I have already donated 200 shields and I intend to deliver 500 by December, ”he said.
Grewal, who has been learning coding since he was in Class VIII, said he wanted to contribute to society by using technology.
“I want to contribute to society by using technology as a way to help frontline workers in these unprecedented times of COVID-19. The shields that the COVID warriors were using are very heavy and they had to be worn for long hours on duty, so I wanted to make face shields that are lighter and more durable. I designed face shields using computer aided design (CAD) and printed the frame using a 3D printer, ”he added.