Since the COVID19 pandemic started in February 2020, Fab Labs and makerspaces from all around the world started to collaborate within their communities trying to support healthcare institutions, local governments and other members of the local community . Most of the Fab Labs has produces different types of PPE (Personal protective equipment) such as Faceshield, protective eyewear and facemasks. In addition, some Fab Lab have produce spare parts for health machines. In many cases, those products were approved by local authorities or hospitals. Fab Foundation has summarized some of those efforts in a report that can be downloaded from this link.
Fab Lab Oulu has contributed with the creation of a national Covid Task Force that tries to put in contact different Finnish Fab Labs and makerspaces around Finland with the goal to share knowledge and be ready to support other members in case of need. In addition, we have tested and produced different models of faceshields and masks. Recently, we were running a Civil Mask workshop online showing people how they can fabricate their own civil masks.
If you have any ideas on how we can contribute, do not hesitate to contact us.
Last updated: 31.8.2020