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Makerspaces have traditionally been innovation hubs for communities across the world. The reason – quick access to tools, equipment and makers in order to prototype solutions “rapidly”. Maker’s Asylum is committed to the cause of contributing meaningfully to the #COVID19 pandemic and many more local challenges! This page is dedicated to all our projects that solve not only for the local context but also harness our global community to collaborate and share #makersgonnamake

#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!

Saving Oxygen Concentrators From Going To Landfills

M-19 Initiative - 1 Million Face Shields


What is M19 Collective?

M19 Collective is a collection of makerspaces, community organisations, foundations, industries, universities, researchers and individuals making a collaborative effort to foster open innovation and especially open hardware around the country using decentralised approach and knowledge sharing!

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.

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