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.
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
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
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.
Half Mask (3D printing):
Parametric face mask; Computational designed online program to create customized mask for individual faces by Marco Traverso.
Ciirc has a multi dimensional approach to the pandemic
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
Sew-a-cotton-face-mask How to:
Please make sure that these are adjusted to different face size.
Fab City Grand Paris: Face shield drawing
Research & Development investigation into the most efficient face shield designs
Resulting 3D printing files by Alexandre Chappel
Diving Mask adapter:
EU commission guidance
Wired on how to make you own hand sanitizer
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:
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
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.
From Energy Meet, Japan Designed specifically for emerging and developing countries
By Gudjon Thor Erlendsson
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