Boy Scout 3D prints ear guards for healthcare workers

Twelve-year-old Quinn Roney displaying some of many ear guards he has printed and donated. Twelve-year-old Quinn Roney displaying some of many ear guards he has printed and donated. | 

Updated: April 06, 2020 10:46 AM

A boy scout who received a 3D printer for his birthday has been working to create ear guards to help take the pressure off of health care workers ears from wearing masks all day.


Twelve-year-old Quinn Roney from Maple Ridge, Canada saw a design for the ear guards online and decided to give it a shot. Since then, he has created and donated over a hundred.

“Doctors, nurses have given almost all of their time towards helping with this pandemic, so we should help relieve them of stress that they may feel during this time,” Roney said.

Roney’s efforts have gone viral on Facebook.

“It’s hard for us to keep up with the demand that we're getting from across Canada, the U.S., even as far as Singapore and New Zealand. What we're asking is that people who have 3D printers share the pattern that he's using and to please make them for their own communities so that we can help as many people as possible,” Heather Roney, mom said.

A link to the pattern Roney has been using to print ear guards can be found here.

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