Make your own gadgets to protect you from coronavirus
Make your own gadgets to protect you from coronavirus
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Make your own gadgets to protect you from coronavirus

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[MUSIC] A face mask is just the beginning of things you can make at home to keep you and your family protected during the Coronavirus pandemic. Here's some other ways people are getting crafty at home with safety in mind. If you have access to a 3D printer, there are all sorts of gadgets you can create to make those face masks more comfortable. My CNET colleagues have built magnetic clips, ear savers and strap clips to help keep those masks wearable all day long. The 3D printer can also fabricate parts for face shields, as simple Google search can turn up printing instructions or visit cnet.com. If you don't have a 3D printer and would like to invest the da Vinci mini w plus starts at a little over $200. By now we all know that we shouldn't touch our faces in order to minimize spreading germs. The NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory has released instructions to make a wearable sensor that vibrates when your hands get too close to your face. It's called the pulse and it relies on basic electrical supplies and a little tech know how. Find the instructions@jpl.nasa.gov and search for PULSE. But if these sound a bit complicated and you rather stick to making fabric masks there's a ton of online tutorials from everyone from Joanne fabrics. To the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For more techie tips and tricks, visit cnet.com. I'm Kara Tsuboi, CNET for CBS News. [MUSIC]

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