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 page is dedicated to all our initiative to fight against coronavirus and in turn really hoping that the world goes back to normal soon. #makersgonnamake
M-19 Shields for COVID19
Maker’s Asylum is a playground for artists, designers, engineers, doctors or anyone who wants to get their hands dirty and make their ideas happen! While everything shut when India went into the biggest ever national lock-down on 23rd of March 2020, our team decided to self isolate at our space to keep making!
The M-19 initiative started with a thought of giving only 1000 M-19 shields to the frontline workers. However, in 49 days we were able to activate 42 cities, towns and villages through our open source design and give over 1 Million M-19 face shields through #theM19Collective.
The collective comprised of over 300 individuals/groups who did not know each other but came together to stand for a common purpose. The M-19 shields are an ode to the power of a collective and truly represents self-sufficient local ecosystems - a new norm in a post #COVID19 world.
The initiative is still active as we continue to donate face shields across the country as the fight against COVID19 still stands far from over. Self-sufficient and sustainable local ecosystems will be the new norm of a post #COVID19 world. For the true spirit of making in India #makersgonnamake
Also, we are calling them the M-19 Shields (M as a tribute to the maker community and 19 for #COVID19)
M-19 shipped of 1,000,000 goal
The M19 Collective
Trivimus Technologies Kolkata
Fracktal Works Bangalore
Maker's Asylum Mumbai
Venture Center Pune
Scoonews & Fabmat Jaipur
Marwadi University Rajkot
SAC ISRO & Savalia Machining Ahmedabad
Gauri Laser Arts Ahmednagar
Robonist Makerspace Aurangabad
Maker's Adda Nashik
3D Paradise Delhi
Mission Sahayya (सहाय्य) Nanded
Vigyan Ashram Pabal
Maker's Hub Bhatkal
3D Station Aurangabad
Mission Sahayya (सहाय्य) Hyderabad
Agents of Shield Ganganagar
Merago Lab Aurangabad
Aranya & Ishita Delhi
Artisans Asylum Massachusetts
Mistri Labs Nainital
Yun Solutions LLP, Pune
Fablab Bhubhaneshwar & Dr Philip
Kongu TBI at KEC, Coimbatore
Dhwani & Nisarg Bhavnagar
The Pathshala Project Jammu & Kashmir
Mundada Creation Jalna
A Step Wise Guide to Making M19 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 email@example.com. Let’s strengthen our local communities with the power of agile and distributed manufacturing! Help us achieve 100,000 Faceshields in India!
Bill of Materials :
- OHP Sheets 175 Microns, A4 Size - 1/face shield
- Foam Board - 8ft x 4ft (produces 239 head gears)
- Elastic Band : 30cm/face shield
- Foam Sticker - 6ft x 1ft (produces 1000 face shields)
STEP WISE SAFETY GUIDE FOR LABS/INDIVIDUALS
Health and safety video for all the labs that are working on the face shields and other PPE devices. It’s very important that we protect ourselves and the people at the lab, and no doctor should get any virus because of us. These are the precautions we are taking. We suggest you guys do the same. If you have suggestions on how to make this better please let us know. Good luck and keep making. No doctor should have to wear a garbage bag in the world to safeguard themselves and others! Together let’s make.
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Daily Update Video Playlist
These daily update videos have become an integral part of the M19 Collective. Here is the playlist that you can watch to see the energy of making across different parts of the country!