How To Make A Face Visor against Corona Virus
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- How To Make a Visor:
- Take an A4 translucent cover sheet off front of a
- Punch a line of square hole perforations all down one
long side, using a Spiral Binder Punch. If you dont have
access to such a punch, you could use a 2 ring punch.
practice first on a bit of paper, to avoid messing up the
- Take a wine cooler or largest round beer mat you can
find, use as a template to mark off the 2 unperforated
- & cut off the 2 corners that have no perforation
holes (cut just inside the curved line so your visor has no
- Thread a long shoe/ boot lace or string through, needs to
be about 80 cm or longer.
- Tie shoe lace to size of head. Make it an easy knot to
undo so you lay the plastic flat for transport
- This simple doesnt work with glasses, & might steam
up at times, but it's truly trivial, free, quick & fun to
make, & folds flat with papers.
- Maybe a whole school class might like to make some &
take some home. They will first need time to scrounge (or
buy) the plastic. Look in piles of old reports, property
sales booklets & the like.
- One can buy better, & some 3D
printer projects make better, but a nuisance to store
those with fixed frames.
- Feel Free to forward to this link
http://www.berklix.eu/corona/visors/ to anyone
(& also any other Berklix links,
if not locked or explicitly marked as should be locked).
This is the lazy, zero cost option for beginners: no shopping
effort, & it stores flat, takes no space in a case, or
merged amid a few papers. Proper ones have frames, allowing for
reading glasses & cooling, but cost time & money to
find (if not sold out in a pandemic) & money to buy, or
time to find a frame built by 3D printer
If you do not have the required hole punch, but you plan to
attend any event I may be
, eg a Beer
, If you know I will be attending, contact me
& arrange to bring a couple of sheets of raw A4 plastic,
& I'll swap it for one that I've punched & cut. We'll
give another to a friend.
Make sure the sheets are truly translucent, not slightly
fuzzy / opaque. Make sure the sheets are not floppy ! Some of
the common double sheet, with either open on 2 sides, or 4
holes down one side - they are too floppy.
Pictures referring to how to repair the spiral binder:
The Binder stayed in its cardboard box after purchase for
maybe 5 or so years to coming
out of Corona Lock- Down 2020-07. The handle is spring loaded
to go up. The cardboard box forced the handle in to down
position, to take less space for shipping. The bottom anchors
of the 2 springs were mere plastic. The plastic sheared off.
The springs fell loose. I poked a needle nose soldering iron
in the back plastic vertical wall creating 2 holes per spring
base. A loop of stiff wire, pre formed, was then inserted
through the holes from inside to outside, each spring was
attached, curved end up to holes in the mechanism, & flat
end down, to wire loop, then the loops were pulled out tight
through the wall with heavy pliers, twisted together tight
outside (& yet to be glued).