Makers Against Corona is a community effort for producing equipment such as face covers and delivering them to those who need it most.
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DIY Face Cover
In addition to wearing a face mask, you can now wear our face cover on top. They provide extra safety and protection, you don’t touch your face unconsciously. Even though these covers provide extra protection, you should still follow the general sanitary guidelines:
- If you have flu-like symptoms, stay at home.
- Wash your hands regularly with soap and water.
- Sneeze and blow your nose in paper tissues. Use each tissue only once and throw it immediately away in a closed bin. You don’t have a tissue? Sneeze or cough into your elbow.
- Keep your distance from others
Furthermore it is important to disinfect the face cover regularly with isopropyl alcohol.
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An organization that needs more than 5 face shields enters the commercial process (applicants who are companies automatically enter this process). In that case, their request will be forwarded to one of our partners, who will contact them and offer a quote. The commercial partner takes care of production, assembly and delivery to the address. Our Flemish commercial partners represent a production capacity of 5000 face shields per day, and deliver your order within 3 working days. They charge a maximum of 9 EURO per face shield (ex VAT, ex transport).
Do you need our face masks, Earbuddies, screens, … or other accessories? Place your order here and we will deliver it as soon as possible.
The donations are currently used for purchasing materials, producing face covers and the funding of coordination, logistics and transport. If the total amount of the donations would exceed the effective costs, this money will be used to further support the non-profit organisation “MakersEUnion”. MakersEUnion serves the interests of makerspaces, fablabs and their volunteers. Makerspaces and fablabs thank their existence to a network of numerous volunteers putting digital fabrication at the disposal of every member of the community. That way they support lifelong learning, STEAM-education, social innovation and entrepreneurship.
Donation face shields (English)
In the Press
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Thank you to all our sponsors/donors/contributors for making this possible!
Delivered Face Covers
Here you see an overview of all supplied face covers.
± 6766 Hospital
± 2083 Ambulance/ Fire Fighters
± 8284 Nursing Home
± 1753 Police
± 7228 City
± 3886 Company
Makers Against Corona started as an initiative of a group of people joined by brothers Pieter De Mil and Stijn De Mil. In a very short time this grew into a collaboration between different partners in the world of makers. For example, we use the equipment and capacity of various maker spaces and fablabs in the Benelux. To facilitate the organization of this Makers Against Corona non-profit project, the MakersEUnion vzw (registration number 0745660774) was founded on March 23, 2020. MakersEUnion vzw represents the interests of makerspaces, fablabs and their many volunteers who enable the operation of these organizations. Makerspaces and fablabs have a mission to make digital fabrication available to the entire community, thus focusing on lifelong learning, STEAM education (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics), social innovation and entrepreneurship.
The team: Dieter, Lorien, Lowiek, Pieter, Siebe, Steven, Stijn & Zimcke