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    TinkerStars: Tina and Kevin Parks

    Published on - March 19, 2018 by mayayolandethomas


    TinkerStars: Tina and Kevin Parks

    Tinkercad Username: kevparks45

    How did you find out about Tinkercad? Kevin started working with 3D printers and both of us became immediately infatuated. I am a nurse and he has a small business in our home (KCRoboticstecknology). At first we were just kinda playing around with things to make for ourselves. After learning to use Tinkercad, now we are on a mission.

    What is your favorite feature in the Tinkercad editor? The duplicate button, flip, and the Shape Generators.... We can't pick! The whole thing is awesome.

    Why are you #TinkerStars? Lisa: Working in healthcare, I am always trying to think of new ways to speed things up to better care for my patients. I work in a Cardiac Catheterization lab and we have translucent cables for EKG that often get tangled up. If my patient is having a heart attack, I do not want to spend 10 minutes untangling these. 10 minutes can often mean life or death.

    So I designed something to save time. The EKG Cable manager was a huge success for the facility that I worked in. Then I took it to the Community on Facebook CathLab Lounge. I made and sent these to CathLabs and Hospitals all over the Country and even had orders from Australia. I know it has cut down on the time it takes for us to save a life in our area. I can only hope that those who have downloaded it from Thingiverse have saved many more...

    What is your favorite model you have designed in Tinkercad?

    Screen Shot 2018-03-18 at 1.34.48 PM EKG Cable Manager

    Screen Shot 2018-03-18 at 1.35.35 PM Customizable Angel


    Screen Shot 2018-03-18 at 1.36.49 PM Owl for Waylon


    The angel design is special because it was made to honor loved ones who have passed. The first one I made was for my mother-in-law Rosemary.

    The owl is special because it was made for a little boy named Waylon. I work with his mother. At 8-9 months old, Waylon's pediatrician caught something very hard to catch and the progress he has made is astounding. Waylon was fitted for a blue pair of glasses (like on the owl) and she videoed the moment she first placed them on his face..... That little boy saw his mommy for the first time and I absolutely fell in love. My heart was overjoyed! This owl is just for him.


    Thank you for being such inspiring TinkerStars, Tina and Kevin! Keep on tinkering! 



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