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Every Tuesday from 5:30pm to late, HackLab.TO opens it's doors to members of the public. hacklab.to/visit-us/

Black Lives Matter to Hacklab.to. Read the full statement on our home page by clicking the link above.

Hacklab remains closed until further notice as the Ontario government has extended their quarantine measures for non-essential businesses. Thanks for your patience and please don’t be shy to reach out! Check hacklab.to for our offical statement.

Check out our megathread below for ways you can help make stuff to help in the covid-19 crisis.

CORRECTION. The original email address is likely misspelled. From a friend with Health Canada "Unity Health accepting PPE donations& other supplies. Please email PPE.donations@unityhealth.to 2 donate. Team is reviewing requests & determining what can be accepted.“ [edit]

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We are not guaranteeing that any of these DIY links can/will be used by medical professionals. It’s best to contact workers in your area and arrange with them. These are ideas only. We do not guarantee that any idea or mask design in this thread will protect against covid-19.

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From a medical professional at Toronto Rehab Institute: “The pattern is here: project-cloth-masks.com/
It uses 3 layers, too thick, not breathable. Best is 1 layer nonwoven polypropylene. Reusable shopping bags are made from nonwoven polypropylene. Strings instead of elastics”

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Masks for non-healthcare workers; Hospitals now encouraging homemade masks for people who must be within 2m of one another: mghf.ca/mgh1000masks

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A great article suggesting most hospitals have a material (currently being thrown out) with proven safety/filter performance . Here’s the details:
gainesville.com/news/20200326/

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From a friend with Health Canada "Unity Health is accepting donations in the form of PPE & other supplies. Please email PPE.donations@unityhealh.to if u or someone you know is looking2 donate. There is a team who is reviewing requests & determining what can be accepted.“

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Join the Slack group! This is heavily geared toward sewn masks but 3D printed face shields are also a topic communitymake.slack.com/

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Resources for makers interested in helping provide face shields and masks to healthcare professionals and the public megathread:

Due to escalating concern over communtiy safety in regards to ’s spreading COVID-19 pandemic, Hacklab is suspending all open houses until April 6, 2020. We will continue monitoring the situation and will update you as it progresses. Full statement: hacklab.to/archives/important-

RT @NASA@twitter.activitypub.actor
There's nothing like a big slice of 3.14159 🥧

is coming up! Looking for activities for future scientists and engineers? Participate in these mathematical challenges that mimic the ones we face in real NASA missions: go.nasa.gov/2wVgyDi

Come by any Tuesday after 6pm and check out our awesome new front door projection! New interactive features coming soon. In fact, that’s the cool thing about Hacklab, it’s always changing and growing, we’re an ever… instagram.com/p/B9klrb8A6p8/?i

See you at the Ontario Makerspace Muxer tonight at 7pm at Hacklab! Come check out our new space and get to know fellow makers from around the province. hacklab.to/archives/ontario-ma

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