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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

Open Source COVID19 Medical Supplies


Group 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

Project Open Air


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

3D Printed Covid-19 Face Shields


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

Open Village: Open Source Equipment for Health


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

Open Source COVID-19 Wiki


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.

Protocol for 3D Printing Masks

🔗3D printed masks using HVAC hepa filters.

"This protocol 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."

Open Source Projects


Open-source projects for all sorts of protection gear. (Browser warning.

Blueprints & Files for Engineering Projects

🔗 https://www.welder.app

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

Call to Action and Requests

Open Call Innovation Focus Areas


UK Government looking for better ways to rapidly sanitise ambulances.


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.

Joint Statement on Multiple Patients Per Ventilator

🔗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

Low Cost & Open Source COVID-19 Detection Kits


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.

BeagleBoard.org update for the Open Hardware Summit 2020 #OpenCovid19 Initiative

🔗 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.

COVID-19 Surveillance Testing


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


It’s hard not to touch your face


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



“Immutouch 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


Do not touch your face- Web helper

Don’t Touch Face


Web app to detect facetouching

Other Methods

COVID-19 Skunkworks



COVID-19 Skunkworks- 3D printable face masks

Don't Touch Face


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

Face Shield


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

A4 Folder Face Mask


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

Open Source DIY Face Touch Detection Device

📹🔗 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-IoSrn-8VI

This 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 (YouTube) 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.”

No Touch Assist


For the list of parts and instructions to build your own face touch detection device,

Makeshift 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


🔗https://www.facebook.com/HackLabKiev/videos/226447948724405/ (Ukrainian)


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

Open Source Oxygen Concentrator Design



RepRap Ltd repository for information, designs, and data for open-source oxygen concentrator

Door openers

Door Opener


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

Door Opener


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 Light


Far-UVC ultraviolet light (207–222 nm) חן 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.

UVClean Open Air Sanitizer

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

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, low cost, easy to build and flexible.

Open UV Clean


Instructions for making a device that cleans things in your home using UV light.

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.


DIY Spray Kits


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 disinfect 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.




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 your own!)

Zostaň Zdravy COVID-19



Measuring luteinising hormone pulsatility with a robotic aptamer-enabled electrochemical reader


📧[email protected]

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