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This article is a backup of this collaborative pad, actively maintained by researchers from the Fab Lab Network and other Appropedians.

WARNING[edit | edit source]

Some are non-verified sources

Description[edit | edit source]

The goal here is to build an overview of the initiatives, their linkage and see how we could contribute to the fasten of the circulation, and the aggregagtion of ressources (with as far as possible their date of publication/creation).

General information[edit | edit source]

Project survey[edit | edit source]

Appropedia is looking for help by filling out using this survey to categorize maker projects around COVID-19. We plan to open the database and develop a semantic portal with the information.

Emerging platforms[edit | edit source]

World Health Organization[edit | edit source]

US Government Initiatives[edit | edit source]

Appropedia articles[edit | edit source]

Media initiatives[edit | edit source]

Other resources[edit | edit source]

Projects[edit | edit source]

Guidelines[edit | edit source]

NOTE : Fablabs or makerspaces may not be equipped to meet standards for healthcare devices. Please visit and contribute to this article: Validation of COVID-19 maker projects.

National governemental initiatives[edit | edit source]

Ventilators[edit | edit source]


DIY Emergency ventilator :

> see full publication on they profile :

Surgical face masks offer little personal protection, but seem effective at reducing community spread: Handwashing protects yourself- masks protect your community.

Research Papers[edit | edit source]

Others[edit | edit source]

Articles about initiatives (press/Web, etc.)[edit | edit source]

  • 3D printed valves in Italy :

> Fast Company, 16-03-2020:

  • Firm threaten to Sue the DIY manufacturer of valves :

> Techdirt, 17-03-2020 : > The Verge, 17-03-2020 :

Mask[edit | edit source]

Note : There are many doubts and questions about the standards to be met. A dilemma debated on the various channels of FabLabs and makers is as follows: to refrain from doing if it is not in the norms VS to do even if it is not optimal, it is better than nothing (but it must be indicated and leave it to the medical profession to choose whether they use it or not).

==> Note : MATERIALS for FFP3 are: Filter Layer, Inner Shell, DuraMesh®: Polypropylene, Ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) , Nose Seal, Clip: Polyethylene , Head Strap: Polyester, Lycra


Industrial initiatives[edit | edit source]

DIY initiatives[edit | edit source]

Some popular comments on the FB groups

  • I see a number of DIY mask options in this group, but none of them appear to have an exit-valve. They all just force you to breathe out through the filter. This will cause the filter to get moist and reduce its effectiveness and useful life, and also doubles the work you have to do to breathe.Might i suggest you follow the design of most commercial plastic facemasks and add 2 one-way valves to the design. Inbound through the filter, outbound to atmosphere.
  • The most important thing is that its washable and that you have a supply of new filters...Printing a shell is easy, making it fit your face not so much

Hydroalcolic gel[edit | edit source]

3D printing things[edit | edit source]

Below are a few of the COVID links that we talked about as well:

Collective action/networks[edit | edit source]

Our intention : Mapping the networks, subnetworks that link, overlap, are working alone

Mutual Aid[edit | edit source]

Local (National)[edit | edit source]

Global (international)[edit | edit source]

  • Support group for workers : Coronavirus Support Group for Workers

Production/ Fab / Research[edit | edit source]

People[edit | edit source]

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Derivatives Iniciativas colaborativas para el COVID-19
Language English (en)
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Created March 18, 2020 by Emilio Velis
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