Hack The Pandemic is a driven group of Makers, Designers, and Volunteers that work with healthcare providers to develop PPE to combat the COVID-19 Pandemic

A Bit About Us

Hack The Pandemic was created to help with a problem that we saw an easy solution for, PPE shortages in hospitals. We realized that there are people sitting at home with 3D printers and aren't using them for anything. There was our solution, to utilize the unused printers to create much needed medical supplies.


We launched on March 23rd and since then, have grown to over 350 active makers and seven distribution and logistics partners.


We are currently producing three different items, each requiring a different skill set. At this time we are producing 3D Printed Face Shields, Cloth Face Masks, and Acrylic Intubation Boxes. 

Face Shields

Our 3D Printed Face Shields were designed as a quick response to an easily solvable problem we saw, lack of facial PPE in hospitals during the pandemic. These newly developed NIH approved shields are designed to be a one time use product but can be washed in a dilute bleach bath and reused. 

Ear Savers

Ear Savers are strain relief bands used to prevent a mask's ear loops from digging into the eats of the wearer. With multiple adjustment options, they also allow larger masks to be worn by smaller users. 

Intubation Boxes

Intubation boxes are a tool designed to be used by Anesthesiologists to protect them selves from bodily fluids while intubating a patient. The box can be set over a patients head and has glove holes to access the patient from behind. Produced on demand only


osPAPR is a lighter, more compact, and cheaper alternative to current Powered Air Personal Respirators on the market. It is designed to be easily producible in bulk at home to help fill the shortage of PAPRs in COVID-19 medical facilities around the world.

Getting Started

Step 1

Give us some information about you. Sign Up on our website and register your printers.

Step 2

Start producing PPE! Check out our Downloads Center to find files to machine or sew. 

Step 3

Deliver any produced PPE to one of our Drop-off Centers. If you aren't close to a center, you can Mail us PPE


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"Jerry Orans, a sophomore at Mamaroneck High School, is spearheading the #HackThePandemic movement in Westchester County by printing PPE for medical professionals and encouraging others to help. the NBC New York’s Ida Siegal reports."

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