This article originally appeared on Steve’s Thoughtcrimes.
Yesterday I challenged folks to stop bitching about Trump and, for that matter, all worthless political noise … just set aside partisan bullshit and focus all energies on helping your community instead.
To this solution, my physicist friend and I (a geochemist) have been developing a renewable personal filtration mask that can be easily constructed using everyday consumer items … items that haven’t been wiped out in panic buying and items readily available and items difficult to wipe out in panic buying.
Heck, I can mine one item from a quarry ten miles from me. And it’s ready to use straight from the ground.
We have three really great ideas, the most viable being one that relies upon a microwave oven and a rotating collection of reusable hydratable tectosilicates.
Here’s the objective:
1.) Identify a strained community need.
2.) Create the solution.
We’re calling this “The MacGyver Challenge.”
What are some other community needs?
– Childcare for working parents while the schools are closed.
– Food and supply delivery for those who are self-quarantined for their health and safety.
– Opportunities for people to connect because isolation is dangerous for many.
– Ways to keep our community economy strong.
It’s important to understand my mate and I are doing our project open source. What’s the point of a community pandemic solution that isn’t altruistic? If you know the advocacy stuff I do, this makes perfect sense. Same idea.
My friend and I have our solution underway. The MacGuyver Challenge awaits one and all!
P S. – My physicist friend is 80 years old. My Dad is 80 years old. My friend hates Trump. I nothing Trump.