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M19 Initiative Projects


Repair Cafes

European Union has been championing the #righttorepair movement and Maker’s Asylum is very honored to be contributing to it with the next phase of the #M19Initiative. The maker community has an important role to play and can act as great conduits to this movement. We have so far under this project hosted repair cafes in Pune, Goa and virtually to share what we know and engage more, fablabs and individuals to join the movement.

Activation of local communities to make 2900 M19 Oxygen Concentrator (with indigenously sourced parts) in cities, towns and villages in India and building capacity to manufacture & maintain locally and in a decentralised manner.

The M-19 initiative started with a thought of giving only 1000 M-19 shields to the frontline workers. However, in 49 days we were able to activate 42 cities, towns and villages through our open source design and give over 1 Million M-19 face shields through #theM19Collective.

M-19 ReBreather Smart Air Purifier with Replaceable Carbon activated HEPA Filters is an active respirator to help breathing comfortable inside an N-95 mask. Especially designed for senior citizens for comfortable breathing.

A low cost powered-air purifying respirator (PAPR) for use in reducing exposure to airborne particles. This PAPR is designed to provide constant filtered airflow to healthcare workers in high risk environment during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Open source project

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#M19 Philosophy

The M19 Initiative came together with a centralised open source design philosophy with decentralised manufacturing so that we can gather the best minds to solve the pressing challenges of this country and execute with agility. The importance of locally making for local environments has never been more important and that convergence with the maker movement makes a very strong case of digital manufacturing! Solving problems requires a multidisciplinary approach and that’s what makes the M19 Collective special. Collective open innovation and social entrepreneurship is the core tenet of the initiative!

Video Gallery

Saving Oxygen Concentrators From Going To Landfills

M-19 Initiative - 1 Million Face Shields

Overcoming The Pandemic & Beyond

‘Makers of Change’ sees Makers coming to the rescue as the pandemic brings the world and global supply chains to their knees. Factories and production lines are substituted with 3D printers and laser cutters and Makers become the workforce the world needs. From batteries powered by microbes to 1 million face shields achieved within 50 days – a movement which began years ago, finally finds its stage as Makers turn superheroes, making for the need of the hour. 

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