"Make Nashville" Answers 'The COVID-19' Call For Help
Corona virus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an airborne spread disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome corona-virus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)
William Harper, the executive director of Make Nashville, watched the development unfold and spent many days brainstorming way to 3-D print ventilators and protective masks, believing there was going to be a lack of supply to fill the demand of this battle we now face. He is leading members and volunteers in turning the Nashville Maker space studios into a sterile medical equipment manufacturing site. It will also serve as a donation center for supplies needed for the fight we are facing.
"I'm harnessing the power of social media to reach needed supplies and funds for essential equipment," Harper said. "I've found a way to connect with a community of builders and thinkers worldwide, One Million Ventilators, which is collaborating on functional designs for mass production.The genesis of the idea for making face masks and face shields came from my desire to answer the cries for help coming from the medical community worldwide.
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The donations needed are as simple as empty plastic 2 liter soda bottles, to be turned into face shields. Blank overhead transparency film will work as well for the crucially needed protective shields We also need bolts of fabric for material to cut for disposable face masks. Elastic band material, 1/4" in size as well. If you have any unused sewing equipment, such as and not limited to, sewing machines, thread, scissors, irons, rotary cutters, circuit cutters and supplies, etc. T-shirts will also be crucial supplies for mask production.
The Maker community is embracing the call to fight this disease not just in Nashville, but worldwide Harper said 'City officials need to call on all companies and manufacturers, to turn their facilities and businesses to production centers, to fill the medical supply needs of healthcare workers worldwide. "They can embrace this call and get into action, they explore and find their places in the war against COVID-19 versus the world.
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