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Validation of COVID-19 maker projects

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The following is a list of criteria for the design and deployment of DIY tools


Most commonly-seen projects are:

  • DIY masks

Limitations of DIY initiatives[edit]

Use of maker tools[edit]

  • Types of materials (PLA)
  • Specialized tools are not available in all settings


  • Has the device been successfully replicated by other makers?
  • Does the


  • Testing
  • Collaboration with health specialists

Recommended design criteria[edit]

  • Availability of materials --to ensure easy replication, only widely-available material should be considered.
  • Evaluating cost, required skill level and time requirements.
  • Use of open hardware licenses.
  • Focus on good documentation: teams should enlist people with documentation skills. We recommend the use of Open Know-How and DIN Spec 3105 as guidelines.
  • Design with a large margin of error in mind.

Specific criteria[edit]