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.

More information from the CDC.

Face Shield

Georgia Tech's rapid response team has provided information on how to create DIY face shields. Models can be found here and you can read more on the rapid response page here.

Sewing pattern for mask

Many sewing patterns have shown up for making face masks - nothing high-tech needed! Lining the mask with a HEPA material (such as the ones found in shop vac filters) should help. Find more information and sewing patterns here. Research on effectiveness here.

Hands-free door opener

Materialise has provided these 3-D printed models for hands-free door openers you can print and attach to certain types of door handles. Read more 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.

3D Printed Mask Adjuster

Designed by Peak Sport Products Co. and HP, this device helps relieve ear pain for individuals needing to wear masks for extended periods of time. Find the 3D printable file here.

MAtterhackers support

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.

DIY Face Shields from common materials

St. Joseph Health in Washington posted their instructions for DIY face shields online - they use common materials such as: foam, elastic, vinyl and tape. Find the instructions here.