Engineers, hobbyists, scientists, makers, sewists and medical professionals looking to help with COVID-19

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Reading that mechanical ventilators would likely be a bottleneck in treatment I started looking at whether DIY solutions were being brewed up

Turns out they are

This led me to…

Helpful Engineering

It doesn’t seem possible to design and build medical equipment in weeks (regulatory processes take ages and £millions)…however: if a family member was denied medical help due to lack of resources would you try and help them breathe?


At London hackspace one of the “lead” Biohackers wants to look at DIY ventilators

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There’s also a little traction here and some interesting discussion:

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The British Government finally made a few phone calls…


@petra can you help here?


EU Covid innovation funding:

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We aren’t actually in the EU any more…

It’s still ok.

" Please note that as of 1 February 2020, the United Kingdom formally left the European Union. According to the Withdrawal Agreement, applicants located in the UK are:
eligible for grants (including the EIC Accelerator) until the end of the transition period on 31 December 2020. They are entitled to receive EU grant funding to carry out their projects until the projects’ lifetime is completed, including projects finishing after the end of the transition period. Applicants located in the UK are however not eligible for EIC Accelerator Pilot equity support as of 1 February 2020."

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Phew! Let’s make the most of it then!

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Use the handdrawings to navigate the cut of a 2l PET bottle, stick window insulation around the edges, fill the bottom part with layers of paper tissues (nano fibre material and dessicator if you can) .

Is the rough translation of Dermots post’s Make your own mask tutorial.

The CTU proffesor recommended designing them beautiful, add feather etc. Like a carneval mask.

UCL online Ventilator Hackathon from tomorrow for people with relevant professional experience

Prusa with a nearly verified face shield

You just need s laser cutter, a 3d printer and some raw materials

@lasertechs @3dtechs

Czech Republic on a winning streak here

You can also make your graphics power available.

My pc is running folding@home. I figured it was worthwhile donating compute power.


Back in the day when I was a consultant for IBM I enabled World Community Grid on my corporate laptop

How to fight the coronavirus

SARS-CoV-2 and its disease,
Michael Lin, PhD-MD
Lin Lab Briefing 2020-03-13
Warning: Contains facts
Bonus: Hand sanitizer recipe
Lin_COVID-19_SARS-CoV-2_slidedeck_20200315.pdf.pdf (5.0 MB)

COVID-19 How to Use One Ventilator to Save Multiple Lives

COVID-19 Additive Manufacturing Response Hub

Maybe worth considering chloroquine for C19

COVID-19 How To: Modify a Bi-Pap Machine into a Ventilator

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Decathlon scuba mask hacked into ventilator mask with 3d printing

Another 3d face shield

Dyson developing a ventilator too

If someone with the skills and time would like to curate this thread into some kind of useful repository that would be wonderful!

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