His brother Jonathan, the captain and entrepreneur of the robotics team, saw potential. He reached out to Miami Beach Commissioner Mark Samuelian and asked if face shields were something the city could use.
“As a team everyone wanted to make it but [we] didn’t want to make it until we knew who we were giving it to,” Jonathan said. “The same day we were working out how many were needed and when they needed it by. Once we started making the social media posts of the partnership with the city, now everybody’s seen it and everybody’s placing orders.”
Samuelian wore his face shield at a press conference with Gov. Ron DeSantis. He purchased the first round of shields.
“I was thrilled to wear it and I wanted to have it to be able to speak from a firsthand view of what these kids were doing,” Samuelian said. “It’s really wonderful.”
April 15, 2020 | Miami Herald | Beach High twins’ 3D-printed face shields protect Jackson doctors, local officials