Tuesday, 29 September, 2020 - 13:33
Makers vs COVID
The “Makers vs COVID” exhibition (FAB Casa del Mig - Punt Multimèdia, until 29 October) shows you the work being done by maker movements to meet the needs arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.
You can discover the possibilities on offer from digital fabrication in today’s world, from face masks to ventilators.
We offer you the links to a few projects in case you’d like to take a look at them:
- Fab labs: municipal facilities popularising the technology and science behind digital fabrication. Using 3D printing and laser cutting, they make thousands of PPE (personal protective equipment) items.
- Coronavirus Makers: benchmark maker community in Spain that has provided fast and efficient design responses for digital manufacturing.
- OxyGEN: is a device that automates the manual ventilation process for patients in emergency situations where there are not enough ventilators.
- LibreGuard: is a free DIY mask for halting the spread of COVID-19. Designed for production with a laser cutting or punching machine.
- MaskCat: an idea from the Barcelona Chamber of Commerce. Cardboard and PC masks.
- Leitat 1: industrially scalable field ventilator.
- Frax3D Ventilator: makers ventilators made using 3D printing and Arduino.
- Reesistencia: promoters of the first open-source independent ventilators.
- MIT: the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has developed face shields made using a technique known as die-cutting which combines low-cost materials with rapid production.
“Makers vs COVID” exhibition. At the FAB Casa del Mig - Punt Multimèdia until 29 October.