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Oxygen C300 concentrators, door openers, thermocycler

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Open Source COVID-Medical Supplies


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See: https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/veyntilators

Personal Protective Equipment

See: https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/ppe

And: https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/masks

Open Source Hardware Libraries

Medical Supplies


Group for sharing open source designs for medical supplies


This group is being formed to evaluate, design, validate, and source the fabrication of open source emergency medical supplies around the world, given a variety of local supply conditions.

Other Hardware


Team of 2000+ engineers, doctors, business people working on design, manufacture, distribution and funding of ventilators, masks and more

Open-source COVID-19 medical supplies

Facebook group



3D printed medical supplies from Shapeways COVID-19 Solutions and Resources


A website with opensource designs and information for hand sanitiser, masks etc, a platform for opensourcing hardware


This is a public editable wiki related to COVID-19 and Open Source approaches to collaboratively conquer the global challenges of the pandemic. We are collecting Free and Open Source Hardware, as well as DIY and engineering approaches to fight COVID-19.

πŸ”—3D printed masks using HVAC hepa filters.

"This protocola details using a conventional FDM 3D printer to create a reusable face mask that aims to be a mask of last resort if no N95 (or similar) masks are available."9


Open-source projects for all sorts of protection gear.

πŸ”— https://www.welder.app

Selection of open-source hardware projects for Covid-19. Contains 3D files and instructions

Call to Action and Requests


UK Government looking for better ways to rapidly sanitise ambulances:

Room humidity has a role in infection rate and may also have a role in COVID severity. In winter, it's hard to get humidity to 40-60% in warm rooms at low cost, so a list of hardware options and designs would be very useful, around $20-$60 with 4-5 litre capacity. Anyone?


Ethics & practicalities of delivering life-saving hardware onto a desperate and non-technical public.


Bear in mind the lessons learned and debated by the #wearenotwaiting movement, who are type 1 diabetics developing open source continuous loop tech for other type 1 diabetics.


Variants on Van Halen’s β€˜no brown M&Ms’ rider; bury instructions critical to get the thing to turn on, together with the tricky settings that users need to understand to make it work safely

  • Using technical language to explain and github to host, again, to create barriers that require focus
  • Provide ongoing technical support through multiple channels. Once someone has built it successfully, they are a resource for others; make sha koring support easy.

πŸ”—https://www.apsf.org/news-updates/joint-statement-on-multiple-patients-per-ventilator/ Joint statement of Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation on multiple patients per ventilator

PCR solutions for environmental testing

My understanding is that there are many restrictions (FDA) for testing for the virus in people, but not much in the way of regulations for testing the environment.


Open COVID-19 initiative- The goal of this project is to develop an open source methodology to safely test for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 using tools as common as possible.

πŸ”— https://beagleboard.org/blog/2020-03-13-beagleboard-org-update-for-the-open-hardware-summit-2020-ohsummit-opencovid19initiative

Open PCR - an open hardware tool for DIY quantitative PCR- List of hardware tools from the open hardware summit


Coronavirus environmental testing with Open PCR


Pocket PCR- Open source thermocycler used to amplify DNA and RNA samples by the polymerase chain reaction.

Prevention of Face Touching



Fitbit app to detect face-touching - β€œThe University of Hawaii professor designed an app for the fitness tracker to help people remember to stop touching their faces.”


β€œImmutouch is a smartband that vibrates every time you touch your face, keeping you safe today and building clean habits for tomorrow.”

Webapps that detect Face touching


Do not touch your face- Web helper


Web app to detect facetouching

Other Methods



COVID-19 Skunkworks- 3D printable face masks


DIY visual cues for touching face- Use a bright or colorful wristband, or paint your nails with colorful nail varnish, to have a visual alert when you bring your hand close to the face. Untested: if you try this, please post results here. Simply wearing gloves while in public is a helpful reminder, too.


DIY Face-Touch-Preventer- A device to warn/ condition the wearer against touching their face with their hands


Face shield- Simple face shield using Overhead Projector film with 4 holes (drilled, melted or punched) through which to thread the arms of glasses - the sheets are available on Amazon and other stationary stores


A 3D printable device to stick an A4 transparent piece of paper and make a face shield.

πŸ“ΉπŸ”— https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-IoSrn-8VI

Open Source DIY Face Touch Detection Device (YouTube) - β€œThis open-source DIY device can prevent you from touching your face by beeping when your hands get too close to your face. This device can be made at home within minutes and only requires a few parts. This video will show you step-by-step how to build your own face touch detection device. It only requires a few parts and takes minutes to complete.”


Not Touch Assist- For the list of parts and instructions to build your own face touch detection device,


Faceshift face touch warner- This one is based on a tilt switch and a vibration motor. It requires no soldering, no 3D printing, no woodworking, no hot glueing. It works well enough when working at a desk or when you go outside for shopping.

Other Tools to help in your environment

Oxygen Concentrators

πŸ”—https://www.facebook.com/HackLabKiev/videos/226447948724405/ (Ukrainian)


DIY oxygen concentrator. This project is carried out at the Functional Materials Laboratory of ETH ZΓΌrich (Switzerland), led by Prof. Wendelin J. Stark.

https://github.com/RepRapLtd/Oxygen-concentratorRepRap Ltd repository for all the information, designs, and data for the open-source Oxygen Concentrator ( https://reprapltd.com/open-source-oxygen-concentrator/ ).

Door openers


A door opener- A 3D printable gadget to open door handles with your arm.


Door opener- A 3d printable gadget to open doors and manipulate door knobs.


Door opener / Manual actuator - Open doors, push buttons without getting infected. 

How to make it: Take a light hammer and tape the head so you don’t damage things. 

Pro-tip: use copper tape around it 


Door Handle Convertor- 3d printed components to convert door handles to contactless forearm bars.

UV Light Sanitisers

See also https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/sanitiser


Far-UVC ultraviolet light (207–222 nm) Χ—ΧŸ living) layers of human skin or eye; however, because bacteria and viruses are of micrometer or smaller dimensions, far-UVC can penetrate and inactivate them.

πŸ”—https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tS6Us1rHVPc&fbclid=IwAR2vokz-T9Fo6v921uenMCm6NDqtj6AO asuPjU-mSfPIy5PZK6hyxmAlxvM

UVClean Open Air Sanitizer is a project aimed to provide useful designs for developing devices for cleaning the air from viruses (like COVID-19)  and bacteria using UVC light (the same one you can find in space). The designs were made taking care of users security, lowcost, easy to build and flexibilty


Open UV Clean - Instructions for making a device that cleans thing in your home using UV light

πŸŒπŸ‡³πŸ‡±πŸ”—https://www.frolicstudio.com/covid-19-decontamination-toolkit An open-source COVID-19 Decontamination Toolkit using UV-C light, with readily available parts, clear building instructions, and a protocol to run the setup.  The goal is to give individuals and organisations facing scarcity of masks the opportunity to extend their life span and stay safe for longer.



Adhesive copper tape- Copper tape could be used to cover surfaces which are regularly touched e.g. door push plates. Copper mesh could also be used to fabricate gloves with anti-viral properties. 

  • "No viable virus could be measured after 4 hours on copper for HCoV-19 [...] or after 24 hours on cardboard for HCoV-19"
  • "HCoV-19 was most stable on plastic and stainless steel and viable virus could be detected up to 72 hours post application (Figure 1A), though the virus titer was greatly reduced"


Spit Guards- Having seen that Swiss pharmacists/cashiers use protective panels to protect themselves from sputtering, some plans to make one using a 3D printer and a LASER cut-out.


Automatic hand sanitiser dispenser- Kids use Arduino parts to make this.



Many companies and organisations will need to be able to disinfect packages being delivered to the elderly and others may be also need to take extra precautions. If there is a way to disinfectant packages this will enable far less infections from deliveries.

The best way to do this would would be to model the same disinfectant used within the medical field when they go into a disinfecting room. They are sprayed in a mist of chlorine solution to kill any bacteria.



This platform which identifies people suffering fever at the office/co-working space- This tool uses thermal sensors detecting co-workers with elevated body temperature. Statistically 90% of employees in the US come to work while sick. The platform automates early identification of people suffering from fever at work for varying reasons including coronavirus, flu, common cold, rhinoviruses etc.


Thing that remotely monitors people in Amsterdam for COVID-19 symptoms- This app was created by the OLVG hospital in Amsterdam. It asks you to provide data on your symptoms like sore throat, coughing, sneezing and temperature. A team of medical professionals monitors the data of all participants and contacts individuals that are suspect to be infected.

Project Ideas (add youir own!)


Zostaň Zdravy Slovakia


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Build something like this as an open source platform: something like a modified 3d printer could be used to access e.g. 96-well plates to process lots of samples automatically

Elctrochemical potentiostat/readout can be done fairly cheap (parts <50 $) and it can be very sensitive and fast (minutes). Alternatively, single-use electrodes could be used (as with glucose meters). I’m currently working on the and have some prototypes running