List of external information

COVID-19 Maker Resources

These COVID-19 maker resources are here for everyone with maker skills and machinery to anyone with a needle and a thread. As a result of the world being unexpectedly plunged into a pandemic, we are finding the Achilles heel of the “just-in-time” manufacturing. Consequently medical and other essential workers need Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) and patients need ventilation equipment. Therefore designers and makers the world over have started stepping in to help.

In the list below we want to collect resourced together for any makers out there to use, improve and manufacture for their local health workers. Please note that these are all external sources. We do not tale any responsibility for these. Consult with local experts.

Official Information:

First of all, UK Regulatory status of equipment being used to help prevent coronavirus (COVID-19): UK Government

The European Union assessment criteria for PPE

Also the American CDC Advise: CDC Corona

Institutional Advise and volunteering

Mental health advise and resources for senior citizens and caregivers at Medicare Advantage

Home made masks help: Professional and Home-Made Face Masks Reduce Exposure to Respiratory Infections among the General Population

If you have 10 thumbs, you can still volunteer both in the US and the UK and elsewhere

Please make sure these fit women. One size does not fit all. This is where CNC manufacturing will come in at it’s best.

The many ways Architects can help: Architect Magazine

Face masks:

These have two purposes. One to prevent the spread from the wearer to other people, and second to prevent the wearer catching the virus breathing in. Everyone should wear some kind of face mask, if only to prevent them infecting other people. Even a scarf will help to a small amount.

The second Protective Mask should be put in the hands of the medical professionals first. They are currently desperate for more PPE equipment and you need them to be able to do their jobs.

CDC information

General information

Half Mask (3D printing):

Parametric face mask; Computational designed online program to create customized mask for individual faces by Marco Traverso.

CIIRC CTU Develops Own Prototype of CIIRC RP95 Respirator / Half Mask

Ciirc has a multi dimensional approach to the pandemic


HP 3D printing resources and printer files

EU assessment procedures on 3D printing for Covid-19

Cloth Face Masks:

Sewstine analysis of different types of cloth face masks

The University of Florida prototypes

Makemask 2020

Masks 4 Humanity


Learn Adafruit 


Free Swing

Sew-a-cotton-face-mask How to:

A Doctor Explains How to Make the Safest Face Mask

Gentleman Doll

Floshie DIY Handmade

Please make sure that these are adjusted to different face size.

Face Shield:

Fab City Grand Paris: Face shield drawing

Research & Development investigation into the most efficient face shield designs

Resulting 3D printing files by Alexandre Chappel

GLIA COVID-19 Face Shield

Badger Shield

Adam Miklosi

Prusa Faceshield


Clement Vanrich Monreal

Design spark

Laser cut:

Smoke and Mirror


Diving Mask adapter:

MakerBot Thingiverse

Easy Covid 19

Mask Architects “Breathe Just” oxygen machine apparatus using 3D printer technology (in Turkish)


Hand disinfectants

EU commission guidance

Wired on how to make you own hand sanitizer


The Spruce

Tom’s Guide

Medical Gowns

FDA US Food & Drug Administration on Medical Gowns

Thomas Net – How to make protective gowns for Covid 19

Heywood on PPE including Surgical Caps

Makers That Need Your Assistance:

MakerSpaces UK

Smoke and Mirror

National 3D Printing Society

Helpful Engineering UK


3D Crowd UK 


Project N95 helping healthcare providers source critical equipment fast

The BMC has a page of resources and information

Donate ski masks to local hospitals


0.3mm PETG for face shields

Plast Film (Face Shields)

John Wright Plastics (Bonset/Bonpet)

PSG Group

Note: We do not take any responsibility for any copyright or patent issues. Any sites linked in the COVID-19 Maker resources are the responsibility of the site creators. This post will be removed when the current epidemic has passed. The links enclosed constitute a fair-use of any copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US copyright law. All work as far as Thor Architects knows is licensed under a Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 3.0 License – permitting non-commercial sharing with attribution.

We also provided some information on how to make your home more resilient.

Emergency Hospitals

From Energy Meet, Japan Designed specifically for emerging and developing countries


By Gudjon Thor Erlendsson

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