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    ## Request for Low Tech AT Kit

    Request Note:
    I’d like to request 10 of these please. I’ve been in contact with Katie Butzu and are planning/hoping to pick these up when we have a meeting at her location on March 20th.

    Jen Mullins, BS, CTRS (she/her/hers)*
    Regional Manager
    Michigan Assistive Technology Program
    Michigan Disability Rights Coalition
    3498 East Lake Lansing Road, Ste 100
    East Lansing, MI 48823
    (517) 333-2477, extension 333
    [email protected]
    *Feel free to ask me about this

    ### Project Page

    [Project URL](https://forum.makersmakingchange.com/t/low-tech-at-kit/78)

    #8746

    Hi @jen2,

    I am the Information Specialist for MMC. I have added this request to our system. Our team will try to coordinate fulfilling this request with Katie. Thanks for your interest! :slightly_smiling_face:

    Hannah

    #8747

    Thank you!!

    #8748

    This request has been filled and mailed. Thanks!

    #8749

    Thank you!! I received them this afternoon and they look great! Looking forward to getting these and information about Makers Making Change out to folx! I wanted to ask, is the plastic these devices were printed with nontoxic? Some plastics require people to wash their hands after handling and a few years ago I heard some 3D printers printing using plastic that wasn’t nontoxic. I thought it best to check. Thanks!

    #8750

    Hey @Jen2 – these are typically printed using PLA (polylactic acid) filament (@labrewster can confirm the filament that these were printed in) which is generally considered nontoxic in solid form. ABS (Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) filament is also sometimes used and while safe in solid form and at normal temperatures (e.g. LEGO is made from ABS), it can give off hazardous fumes when heated (above 400 C).

    However, all 3D prints are inherently porous, which can provide a space for germs and bacteria to grow where they are difficult to clean / remove. For that reason, and some other related ones, 3d prints are generally not food safe.

    If the items are to be used between multiple users, it may make sense for people to wash hands between uses and clean and disinfect the devices between users: https://makersmakingchange.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Cleaning-3D-Prints.pdf

    #8751

    Hello! The devices were printed with Eco-ABS. I would have printed with PLA; however, the MMC guides suggested the use of ABS, which I’m guessing is due to durability. Eco-ABS is just a more environmentally-friendly version of ABS.

    We unfortunately cannot provide any legal type information on whether it is “safe” or should be used for specific purposes – as we are a high-school robotics team and are doing this on a volunteer basis to help others. I apologize for the inconvenience.

    Best,

    Leigh Anne

    #8752

    Is that the Dremel Eco-ABS, @labrewster?

    ABS was originally specified for the Bottle Opener and the Nail Clipper Holder for durability and flexibility – this is due to be revisited since it can be tricky to print with ABS in certain locations and on certain printers.

    #8753

    Thank you!

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