Helpful is celebrating one year of innovating in the open source covid response world. On Tuesday, March 9, we are celebrating the incredible work of the volunteers who
Helpful is celebrating one year of innovating in the open source covid response world. On Tuesday, March 9, we are celebrating the incredible work of the volunteers who have given so much to this organization by highlighting several of the projects and the work they’ve done.
The program will begin at 12:00pm EST. A total of 9 projects will be featured with each project presenting for 5 minutes and followed by 5 minutes of audience Q&A.
Date: Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Start time: 12:00pm EST
(Tuesday) 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The registration for Helpful’s help-India hackathon is live! When: June 19-26thRegistration site: helpful-hackathon-india.devpost.com Please feel free to add
The registration for Helpful’s help-India hackathon is live!
When: June 19-26th
Registration site: helpful-hackathon-india.devpost.com
Please feel free to add yourselves to the open channel if you would want to participate (either directly or peripherally). Outcomes: That oxygen and respirator prototypes are built. Teams that come up with the best design ideas will have the opportunity to pitch their ideas to Helpful for official product and project sponsorship.
1) Potential Product Designs
-Ideally 3D printed enabled
• Avoid shipping difficulty
• Design that can be printed locally
• Allows for design to be changed as needed
1) Flow regulator
2) Splitter (tube or one combined unit)
3) Cylinder stand
-Need to be cognizant of local cost
• Ex. $1 is about 75 rupees
-Overall cost needs to be below 400 rupees
• To be viable in market space
• ~$5.50 USD
-Ideally would not require multiple components
• Fit for usage and consumption
-As minimal components as possible
• Regulator and ventilator (2-3 components)
• OR one component
4) Type of 3D Printing
-More informative as guideline, not really prescriptive
• Doesn’t need to be flashy
• Needs to be more functional
-Geometry dictated by the design
-Possibly one design to fit all devices
5) All code must be checked in GitHub
6) Target Audience
june 19 (Saturday) - 26 (Saturday)
Join makers and manufacturers around the world to advance reusable mask designs that meet the ASTM F3502 Barrier Face Covering standard. About this event:
Join makers and manufacturers around the world to advance reusable mask designs that meet the ASTM F3502 Barrier Face Covering standard.
About this event:
Helpful is celebrating the achievement of the MakerMask project! Preliminary testing has shown that the MakerMask design is consistent with the filtration and breathability requirements of the ASTM F3502 barrier face covering standard.
Date: Tuesday, June 29, 2021
Start time: 12:00pm EST
Dr. Jocelyn Songer of the MakerMask project will open the event with a brief overview of the Maker Mask design and then dive into the technical aspects of the design.
The discussion will be followed by Q&A. We hope you join us!
The CDC has updated their face mask page to guide the public to look for reusable masks with the ASTM F3502 standard! Read here about the importance of barrier face masks!
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(Tuesday) 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm