Plan C Live: Maker Response to Covid-19 in France

Join Mike Senese, executive editor of Make: Magazine and Alexandre Rousselet, coordinator of regional FabLabs across France, to talk with some of the central activators, innovators, and organizers of the open source and maker response to COVID-19 in France. Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_DPjZA1sKQlaYjhXdLQobhw Time: Jun 11, 2020 09:30 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada) Or you […]

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Plan C: The Making of the Montana Mask

Dr. Marlin “Dusty” Richardson is a neurosurgeon in Billings, Montana. In the first week of March, the Billings Clinic, where Dusty Richardson works, sent out a memo to its staff. Shortages of masks would necessitate a change in policy — medical staff were now told to reuse masks, and the new policy was to use […]

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Health Making from the Frontlines of a Hospital Makerspace

MakerHealth caught up Rose Hedges RN, DNP a MakerNurse champion at St. Luke’s hospital about her team’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak to create hardware with frontline staff. How did the culture of St. Luke’s Hospital prepare you and your team to respond to COVID-19?  At St. Luke’s Hospital, we have embraced the spirit of […]

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PLAN C: HYJEIA: A Low-cost UV-C Unit

  Two hours outside of Tokyo in Chiba prefecture is Hackerfarm, a hackerspace that applies technology to growing things like potatoes. Christopher Wang, better known as Akiba, is thinking that potatoes would feed a lot of people if food shortages result from COVID-19. The experiment is called Project Potatohead — A Farm-to-Foodbank Initiative. However, Akiba […]

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Can You Really Sterilize A 3D Print? Real Answers From Actual Studies

If you need to sterilize your 3DP PPE, we can definitively say that these methods work.

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Plan C Profile: The Maker Mask Made in Seattle

A local hospital called a Seattle makerspace to ask if anyone could help out to provide them with masks and visors. A bit of a scramble ensued to figure out who could do what.  Rory Larson, a maker with a mechanical engineering background, jumped in and spent the night iterating on a design. “So I […]

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Makers Wanted: Print PPE for NYC Now

When a Make: reader asked how to help his hometown of New York City fight Covid-19, we connected him with NYCMakesPPE.com, a coalition of New York makerspaces and fabrication shops who are cranking out face shields and other personal protective equipment (PPE) for their city’s beleaguered health workers. If you’ve got 3D printers and are […]

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