Well that’s at least our goal with one Maker in our community. Amine–a San Francisco Resident–would like to quit smoking. But as anyone who’s ever tried to kick the habit knows, it’s not easy and for many reasons. One of which is the standard pack of smokes has 20 cigarettes–always begging to be smoked when the urge hits. Well, what if you’re brilliant like our Maker Amine and said, “wait, what if I could make a pack of cigarettes that only holds 15 cigarettes, then 10, and then 8, and then 5…and finally 1 or 2?” If the smoker only has access to a few cigarettes when they’re trying to quit, the assumption is that they’ll be able to kick the craving and NOT fall weak to the temptation–because the cigarettes won’t be in their possession.
Currently, we’re still in the design phases but we’re looking for 3D printers who would be interested in helping us bring Amine’s idea to life. And more than just bringing an idea to life, you might be part of a You3Dit distributed manufacturing team who helps prolong someone’s life in addition to just helping them make something.
We’re looking forward to updating you all on Amine’s progress in quitting smoking–especially if our community helps him do so with 3D printed parts.
Are you interested in helping people make anything anywhere? Let us know about it at firstname.lastname@example.org!