DIY COVID-19 Supplies
See below for some of the things being created in maker spaces around the world to help battle medical equipment shortages due to COVID-19. Please note that most if not all of the projects below are not tested for safety or effectiveness and are not NIOSH or FDA approved. GPLS does not endorse or recommend any of the projects or equipment below.
NIH 3D Print Exchange
List of 3D prints that have been submitted for or received clinical testing. Coordinated effort between the FDA, VA, and America Makes to connect healthcare providers and 3D printing organizations. Access here.
3d Printed Mask
Mark Causey has designed a 3D printable mask that can be combined with a HEPA filter from a shop vac and the sealent for fitting dentures to hopefully provide hospitals with no available masks access to some level of protection. His mask design would ideally be combined with the use of a face shield. Read more and find plans here.
NIH-Approved 3d Printed Mask
The Maker Mask is a fully 3D printable NIH approved respirator mask using readily available materials found at your local hardware store, or purchased in bulk. The mask features an easily replaceable HEPA Filter respirator inspired system that allows for re-use in conjunction with common sterilization and sanitation procedures.
3D Printed Mask Adjuster
Matterhackers has set up a support page to connect makers to medical facilities. You can sign up with them as a maker and they will let you know what is being requested or as a medical facility to request specific equipment. See more here.
Join a Folding@Home Group
You can donate your spare computer cycles to join the folding@home project to "model protein folding in a search for pharmaceutical treatments that will weaken the virus’ ability to attack the human immune system." Read more here.