LETS #HACKTHEPANDEMIC

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

 
 

TOTAL PRODUCED:

4,875 ITEMS

GLOBAL TOTAL RAISED:

$9,935

FUNDRAISING GOAL:

$40,000

GET INVOLVED

Select one of the options below to help us produce and deliver much needed supplies.

3D PRINT SUPPLIES

Use your 3D printer to produce face shields to prevent facial contact. Easy to print on any printer!

SEW MASKS

Use your sewing skills to create 100% cotton masks to protect hospital staff.

DELIVER SUPPLIES

Work as a delivery driver to connect our drop off locations with medical facilities in NYC to distribute masks and shields.

LARGE SCALE MANUFACTURING

Do you have access to large scale manufacturing machines such as Die Cutters, Full size CNC or laser cutters? Please get in touch with us to help us scale our production.

FOLD PROTEINS

Use your unused computer power to fold proteins to help research the virus. This option does require you to have a decent computer as it is very CPU heavy.

LASER CUTTING

We need companies and individuals with access to laser cutters to cut intubation boxes and face shield plastic en masse for us.

GIVE

Please help support our efforts by making a donation. All donations are tax deductible and easy to make through our online portal. 

 

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 100 active makers and three distribution and logistics partners. We have benefited from the Larchmont-Mamaroneck STEM alliance's gracious support in being able to purchase parts and filament for our printers.


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

UPCOMING EVENTS
Monthly Q&A
Video Call

PARTNERS AND SUPPORTERS

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NEWS & UPDATES

4/25/2020

FAIRFAX CO. TEEN USES 3D PRINTING TO HELP MEET THE DEMAND FOR PROTECTIVE GEAR

"Aashray Manchanda is a junior at Fairfax High School and he’s been working with 3D printing technology as part of a robotics club for years. Last month, he began looking for a way to make a difference during the pandemic."

4/16/2020

16-YEAR-OLD BUILDS AN AMAZING NETWORK OF MAKERS TO 3-D PRINT MASKS FOR HOSPITALS

"Mamaroneck, New York high schooler Jerry Orans saw a need and put his friends (and their printers) to work. Join in!"

4/2/2020

HACK THE PANDEMIC FEATURED ON WNBC

"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."

3/30/2020

COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS WITH LMCTV

"Hackthepandemic.org is organizing 3D printing, and distribution of masks for frontline medical workers, with the assistance of the Larchmont Mamaroneck STEM alliance. Join Maura Carlin as she talks to STEM President Margaret Kaufer and Mamaroneck High School Student and founder of Hackthepandemic.org, Jerry Orans."

(‪914) 340-4026‬

©2020 by Hack The Pandemic. A Jerry Orans project