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Midsouth Makers 2021 – Making masks to fill the COVID-19 supply chain gap

by on Jun.01, 2021, under Crafts, Events, News, Projects, Prusa, RepRap

Due to Safer At Home guidelines, Midsouth Makers were forced to close our doors to the public in March 2020. We are pleased to announce that our weekly Friday Open Houses are restarting on Friday, June 4th at 7 pm. We’re excited to welcome the public back to our Makerspace and see what we’ve been building in the past year. Feel free to stop by for a tour during these open house events and meet our members.

While we were closed to the public, we were not idle. The high demand for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) strained the supply chain for these to the breaking point. To help make up the gap until the large manufacturers could get up to speed, makers around the world started producing simple disposable face shields and cloth masks. Midsouth Makers were no different. Once the need was recognized and a design accepted by medical professionals, we began the manufacturing and assembly of the face shields. In just 12 weeks, we produced over 77,000 masks and with support from the Memphis Medical Society, distributed them to doctors, nurses, and other front-line workers that needed them free of charge.

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3D Printed Face Shields

by on Mar.31, 2020, under News, Prusa, RepRap, Uncategorized

Members of the Midsouth Makers are answering the call to 3D print protective equipment for those on the frontline of the COVID19 pandemic.

The Memphis tech community is mass producing PPE using the laser cutters available at Midsouth Makers and their personal 3D printers. The first batch of nearly 500 face shields were delivered to the Memphis Medical Society for distribution to local healthcare workers.

3D Printed & Laser Cut Face Shields During Assembly

Have a 3D Printer & Want To Help?

Start 3D printing face shield frames. Download here: https://www.prusaprinters.org/prints/27274-3dveristan-face-shield-midsouth-makers-focus-versi/files
Print as many of these as you can: visor_frame_north_americ a_letter_v3.stl
Join us in chat and add your prints to the current total: t.me/midsouthmakers

Donate Supplies

If you don’t have 3D printing or laser cutting capabilities, you can still help. We are accepting:

  • PETg Filament, 1.75 mm
  • PETg Filament, 3/2.85mm
  • 8.5×11″ laser printer or office copier transparencies.
  • Other filament materials, depending.
  • 3D Printers
  • In-kind or monetary assistance: Email us at Board (at) MidsouthMakers.org

3D Printed Face Shield Frames | Image © Patrick McGinnis

Have a Sewing Machine & Want To Help?

Here’s the current design that our partners are willing to accept: Olson Mask

Get In Touch (Remotely Please)

Join the conversation and see how you can help. Chat live with us in the Midsouth Makers Telegram Channel: t.me/midsouthmakers

Email us at Board (at) MidsouthMakers.org.

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Ben & Claudio building out new woodworking area

by on Sep.01, 2017, under News, Projects, Woodworking

Bena nd Claudio have been hard at work this week building out a new table to rearrange (and improve) our woodworking area of the shop. Thanks guys!

Claudio Woodworking Table

Claudio Woodworking Table

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Come chat with us in Telegram!

by on Aug.11, 2017, under News

Join us and other Memphis area makers in Telegram! A chat room about all things Midsouthmakers!

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Member Storage Changes

by on Jan.19, 2017, under Business, News

We’re changing our Member Storage Policy. We are going for better storage unit prices. Currently you are able to lease space to store your items at the space for $10 a month. The pricing isn’t changing. Currently “Open slots are free to use by any member but are communal and not private” This is changing to: Open slots will no longer be used as communal storage. Anything in a section that is not currently being leased will be moved to the Lost and Found rack, or the Catacombs.

This Friday 1/20 we’ll be cleaning out the open slots (with items going to the Lost and Found Rack or Catacombs). If you have anything in this communal storage area please make plans to collect them from the space this Friday or at your earliest convenience.

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