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)

1,073,704

M-19 shipped of 1,000,000 goal

The M19 Collective

Trivimus Technologies Kolkata

250000

Fracktal Works Bangalore

189796

Maker's Asylum Mumbai

135060

Venture Center Pune

83415

Delhi Brothers

75000

Geburt Plast

73600

Scoonews & Fabmat Jaipur

72000

Fablab Nagpur

29000

Marwadi University Rajkot

15000

SAC ISRO & Savalia Machining Ahmedabad

15000

Gauri Laser Arts Ahmednagar

12000

Robonist Makerspace Aurangabad

11500

Maker's Adda Nashik

10000

Guardians Hyderabad

8700

3D Paradise Delhi

8400

Makerspace Jalgaon

8000

Wizaro Kolkata

8000

Corugami Pune

7050

Mission Sahayya (सहाय्य) Nanded

6700

Vigyan Ashram Pabal

6000

Maker's Hub Bhatkal

6000

3D Station Aurangabad

5500

Mission Sahayya (सहाय्य) Hyderabad

5000

Dreamworks Mangalore

4500

Agents of Shield Ganganagar

4000

Fitwelforge Tumkur

3800

Merago Lab Aurangabad

3000

Indore Cares

3000

Aranya & Ishita Delhi

3000

Pusad

2400

Artisans Asylum Massachusetts

2200

Mistri Labs Nainital

1200

Guwahati

1100

Yun Solutions LLP, Pune

954

Pradyna Ratnagiri

530

Fablab Bhubhaneshwar & Dr Philip

530

Kanpur

500

Gramiksha Jammu

480

Gramiksha Gwalior

470

Kongu TBI at KEC, Coimbatore

380

Dhwani & Nisarg Bhavnagar

379

The Pathshala Project Jammu & Kashmir

360

Mundada Creation Jalna

200

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 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!

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!

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