[hackerspaces] COVID-19 and Hackerspaces Interveiew Makers on Tap
David Venancio de Campos
metabaron at massmulti.org
Sun Mar 29 04:44:28 CEST 2020
Hey there everyone,
Hellekin happy to ear from you again.
I'm working on a ultra-thin breathing mask :
(I didn't even put a https cert! no time. but btw I don't really care
because the content is ... how to say... normal and no need to register
etc. I'll do it asap but not in hurry on this)
Just wanted to say "Thanks for the infos."
About this one:
... So that's why american hospitals are refusing DIY stuff also for
sure. (there's makers asking "why they refuse my stuff ?!" in the fb
group below) and I knew it from the start (I putted quite a lot of
"cons" arguments on my mask)
Do we have examples of volunteers being refused to help with 3DP or DIY
I'll transmit this in portugal to makers and 3D printers that want to
help making masks or PPE for hospitals... (carbon copy of this e-mail,
guys in contact with a engineer school in Porto)
Been searching and I'm aiming on disposable masks 3D printed also but
ONLY against droplets. Something equivalent to https://www.maspire.org/
(not for hospitals) (even with not perfect sealing)
Other concern is bio-degradable materials...
So I'm aiming to do this : a mask for the general public easy to
"mass-produce" but in PLA.
Covered to make it waterproof and with no filter because that's another
huge subject (cotton+copper maybe).
FabLabs are super-active and I have found a wonderfull doc here :
You can see there's 3D-printed stuff all over the place.
Other interesting subject is UV-sterelization boxes (saw a project from
japan super easy to make but can't even find the link right now).
Don't have time to say more and even, it's not my specialty, so I'm
trying to focus on 3DP.
There's a lot of DIY projects also on fb group (yep "fb"...) :
There's a reddit mega-thread here :
So many projects I can't list them ! I let you make some research if you
want to help with your knowledges from home. (like this thermometer :
The designs found on the net are getting serious, but still, they're
might be dangerous if not well done.
Our help can be super-important for people not having money to buy from
companies, or at the opposite for people wanting to offer stuff to
others (who have lots of money).
over and out.
PS: "better-than-nothing" agreed but "the best we can".
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