Protective Masks: To make protective face masks to donate for the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, you can use this pattern. Watch the How-To-Tutorial on YouTube here
The most important features are to use pre-washed (no fabric softener) tightly woven cotton material, two layers and a pocket to insert a replaceable HEPA filter. The replaceable filter is key because cotton alone is far less effective at filtering.
In addition, not shown in the video: Bias tape or ribbon ties instead of elastic are perfectly good, ties should be 8 – 12 inches long. Also, using a bendable wire along the top seam allows a better fit to the bridge of the nose.
If you represent a clinic and have a need for personal protective masks, you can request them here.
Face Shields: In addition, some hospitals are starting to ask for face shields. Many locals with 3D printers have already begun printing the following face shield pieces which can be found here: https://www.prusaprinters.org/prints/25857-prusa-protective-face-shield-rc2.
Bellingham Makerspace will be laser cutting PETG clear face pieces and assembling them at the Bellis Fair location with ultimate delivery to Whatcom Unified Command for sanitization and delivery.
To volunteer for COVID-19 specific response tasks, fill out the COVID Volunteer Form
Fill out this form to apply as a volunteer for normal operations. Volunteer orientations are temporarily suspended for large groups, but we will reach out to people individually as needed and when the crisis has abated.
Teaching a class:
Fill out this form to become a Makerspace Instructor. Need help prepping your material or have questions? Come meet with us and we’ll be happy to get you started!
Code of Conduct/Anti-Harassment Policy (pdf):
Bellingham Makerspace serves the Makers and creative population of the greater Whatcom area and beyond. We do not discriminate on any basis, including but not limited to age, class, race, culture, socioeconomic status, gender and sexual orientation/presentation, and level of knowledge. For our full policy, click here.