Bloominglabs has gotten a few calls to action lately related to COVID-19, and I wanted to share those with you so that you can act on anything you feel most able to help with:
Any Blabs' efforts will be coordinated on Slack or the discuss mailing list:
- Bloominglabs Slack
- Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to get an invite
- Discuss mailing list
Please share these as you want, and help however you can.
From our friends at the IU School of Education MILL:
Adam Maltese is working on a face-shield project, and is looking for thin acrylic, PETG, or other easily-cut, formable, transparent material, and collaborators to work on this.
From our friends at Dimension Mill:
Pat East, the executive director at The Mill] was brainstorming with execs at Cook and IU Health last night. We've got the start of a plan to manufacture face masks and are looking into N95 respirators. They can be 3D printed, the question is getting the right material for the filter. So a few questions...
- How many 3D printers do you have?
- How can we get access to more?
- Could you figure out how to get the right material for the filter?
From various sources: CDC-compliant cloth face masks e.g. https://www.courierpress.com/story/news/2020/03/18/coronavirus-deaconess-ask-public-provide-medical-face-masks/2865273001/
Ambu-bag based ventilator projects e.g. https://github.com/emersonmoretto/CITI-OpenLung
Sub-project for a Laser Cuttable Full Face Shield using Bloominglabs's resources.