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Makerspaces have traditionally been innovation hubs at the time of crisis for communities across the world. The reason - quick access to tools and equipment in order to prototype solutions “rapidly”. Maker’s Asylum is committed to the cause of contributing meaningfully to the #COVID19 pandemic! This is page is dedicated to all our current projects aligned to fighting against corona virus and in turn really hoping that the world goes back to normal soon. #makersgonnamake

10000 Face Shields for #COVID19 in India

One of the most important things that countries need to be doing to help understand and stop the spread of COVID-19 is testing! Healthcare workers around the world are working 24*7 to test patients that might be carrying the corona virus. These workers are in need of face shields during this time of intense testing in India. Face shields are personal protective equipment devices that are used by many workers (e.g., medical, dental, veterinary) for protection of the facial area and associated mucous membranes (eyes, nose, mouth) from splashes, sprays, and spatter of body fluids. With the current lockdown, how can we fulfil the need of face shields locally for the hospitals in India?

Hence Vaibhav & Narender from our team decided to quarantine themselves at the Asylum so that they could keep making. We wish to make and give out 10000 face shields to hospitals and doctors who are in need and we have designed something very simple that can be cut and assembled in 3 minutes! Although we have a few 3D printers, we have designed these face shields to be digital fabricated via a laser cutter because it is better, faster and cheaper to do so. Also, there over 500 makerspaces across the country and we believe our open source design can truly help achieve fast distributed and localised manufacturing via these labs in this time of lockdown and social distancing. Your support will help us source the raw materials and activate the community in all the states. For the true spirit of making in India #makersgonnamake

PS : These are open source and the designs are available at https://github.com/MakersAsylumIndia/Covid-19

A Step Wise Guide to Making Face Shields #distributedmanufacturing

If you have a laser cutter and can source the materials needed, you too can make this in your local regions and distribute them to the healthcare workers in need! If you do use this design, please let us know how much impact you created on info@makersasylum.com. Let’s strengthen our local communities with the power of agile and distributed manufacturing! Help us achieve 100,000 Faceshields in India!