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Join the Helpful Engineering Group to fight against Covid-19!

sebastian_glanznersebastian_glanzner Member, Developers, Simulation EVP Posts: 241 PRO
edited March 2020 in General

There is a group of volunteers designing open-source medical devices to support the fight against Covid-19, and they need your help!


Here is the main page of the project, there you can find the link to their slack channel for discussion and ideas:
https://www.projectopenair.org/ 
https://www.helpfulengineering.org/
*** Project Open Air and Helpful Engineering split in different projects. I updated the link ***



Initially the group was founded to work on medical devices, such as open-source ventilators.
The problem with the fast growing number of patients is, that the hospitals will run out of medical ventilators very soon.

The goal is to provide a quick and easy solution that can be reproduced and assembled locally anywhere in the world.
In the moment there are more than 9000 volunteers working on multiple projects including engineering, programming, crowd-sourcing and more!

Start:

Here is a start document to answer initially questions about the project:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1cM87eJdXhP_8e9gJJZ_SnZXdo_huWsBmMzcqYWbhEOg/preview#

Volunteers:

If you have free time, please fill out the form to register as a volunteer:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScu-4OOB5dGLWoSIA33CkAH__LE6b_M2PKRh0z6PMavL39uUQ/viewform

Fabrication Equipment:

If you have 3D-printers, CNC-machines or other production facilities that you can provide, please fill out this form:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfCzXLp4cvlgBFh1OR81-Kek6SAGnNC8jJQcHyBUJbPSIvXgA/viewform


Onshape would be ideal to design such devices with people from all over the world!
Thank you and stay safe :+1:
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Comments

  • sebastian_glanznersebastian_glanzner Member, Developers, Simulation EVP Posts: 241 PRO
    @Fda This looks really cool, nice work!
    Did you design that on your own?
    How does it work? Are you programming a controller to drive the stepper motor?

    How do you prevent the piston turning with the threaded rod?
    If you join the group you can present your idea and I'm sure you will find others to collaborate :+1:

    Thanks for sharing  :)
  • FdaFda Member Posts: 42 ✭✭


    Sorry I answered late sebastian_glanzner 
    sebastian_glanzner said:
    @Fda This looks really cool, good job!
    Did you design it on your own?
    - Thank you.

    sebastian_glanzner said:
    How does it work? Are you programming a controller to drive the stepper motor?
    - It is only a design concept. It could be controlled with the electronics of a 3d printer.

    sebastian_glanzner said:
    How do you prevent the piston from rotating with the threaded rod?
    - Good question. Good observation. +1

    sebastian_glanzner said:
    If you join the group, you can present your idea and I am sure you will find others to collaborate: +1:
    - My English is very poor and I am concerned that a prototype can harm a COVID-19 patient.


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