Jenny Tai
Jenny is the Makers Lab Engineer. Contact Jenny with questions about the Makers Lab, 3D printing technologies, and designing and acquiring 3D models.

Addressing COVID-19 with the Maker Community

As part of UCSF efforts to limit the potential of COVID-19 spreading within our local community, the UCSF Library and the Makers Lab will be closed until further notice — but we are still here to help! The Makers Lab is determined to provide information about recent developments addressing COVID-19 from the maker community during this time. The following is a compilation of project ideas, news, and resources you can explore, all in one place.

Makers Lab staff are available to offer their expertise to help with your project ideas. Contact the Makers Lab to schedule a consultation via Zoom.

Working on a Makers Lab project remotely

  • Create a Thingiverse account and save models you want to print
  • Create your own models in Tinkercad or Fusion 360 and share in Thingiverse
  • Learn new software with Tinkercad and Fusion 360 online tutorials
  • Design a button using the Makers Lab button template to encourage proper hand washing
  • Attend Makers Lab pop-ups via Zoom – more information will be available on the Makers Lab webpage

3D printing and making in the health sciences vs COVID-19

Disclaimer: The effectiveness of these types of projects are unknown to the Makers Lab and should be thoroughly validated by experts.

Discover the latest news on how 3D printing and other technologies are being used to combat COVID-19 related medical supply shortages: Bringing Critical Medical Devices Online with 3D Printing

Projects from other universities

Potential project ideas

Peruse the following pages for inspiration and ideas for your next project!

3D printed Prusa face shield
Image from Prusa Research

Do you have other project ideas? Send them to the Makers Lab and we will update this post as more projects come in.

Connect to resource groups

Check the Makers Lab webpage for up-to-date information on Makers Lab access.