My experience at Makers vs COVID-19

Project description

Makers vs COVID-19 is an all-Russian volunteer movement of makers to help medical workers by providing personal protective equipment (PPE) during COVID-19 pandemic.

We produced face shields, adapters for ventilator filters to snorkeling masks, gas masks; “ear guards” for surgical masks and respirators.


Fusion 360, Prusa i3 MK3S

Results and challenges

In Mar 2020 – Jun 2020 as a co-founder, a regional manager, a maker, a mechanical engineer I worked on:

  1. Management
  2. Fundraising
  3. Accounting
  4. Marketing
  5. 3D design
  6. 3D printing

My design of Ventilator connector

Some stats only for my region (Bashkortostan, Russia, 4 mil population):

  • 7500 face shields produced and shipped
  • 590 connectors for ventilator filters
  • 1250 “ear guards”
  • 100 kg of 3D-printing filament spent
  • 50 media entries including the largest media in Russia
  • $20000 estimate contribution
  • 200 people community
  • 45 active makers
  • 80 donations, $1000+ total
  • 90 orders from 50 hospitals

Production, shipment, fundraising report

Media coverage: