[hackerspaces] COVID-19 and Hackerspaces Interveiew Makers on Tap

David Venancio de Campos metabaron at massmulti.org
Fri Apr 3 13:29:30 CEST 2020

Hi again, thanks for the advices.

Found on twitter this great ressource : 

Via a guy who "didn't understand all this hype about DIY makers 
re-inventing the wheel with their 3D printers and arduinos"... "This is 
70s 80s tec, all patents expired. There are literally pages of exploded 
view drawings:"

src: https://twitter.com/FauthNiklas/status/1242064388300947456

On 02/04/2020 14:29, Danilo wrote:
> Hi fellow hackers
> Just as a friendly reminder, when making DIY health eqipment, please keep this thread in mind:
> https://twitter.com/FauthNiklas/status/1242064388300947456
> There are some areas where DIY has its place (see this case of a modded Decathlon scuba diving mask converted into a CPAP mask https://twitter.com/RiccardoMasutti/status/1242211351189217287), but devices like ventilators are probably not it. Besides that, in most cases ventilators aren't even the bottleneck, but trained staff that can run and monitor those devices is. (At least that's what I heard from health professionals involved in Covid treatment.)
> Furthermore, 3D printing can result in porous surfaces, which is a property you don't want in most medical applications because it's really hard to clean / disinfect properly.
> Anyways, doing things like building masks out of fabric, old clothes, napkins or vacuum cleaner bags makes sense though, as long as you don't cut up actual medical masks to get the filters: https://twitter.com/bornity/status/1243605767078502400 Also, don't claim any serious protection (they reduce the risk a bit, they don't protect) and if you live in Germany don't call them "Atemschutzmaske" (https://www.mimikama.at/allgemein/gesichtsmasken-achtung-beim-namen/) to avoid getting sued.
> Cheers & keep hacking,
> Danilo
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