Plan C Live: UV-C Light Boxes and Decontamination Solutions

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Plan C Live: UV-C Light Boxes and Decontamination Solutions
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Decontamination is its own practice — the removal of pathogens from rooms, equipment and PPE.  Effective decontamination also allows for re-use of PPE such as masks. There are various methods used in decontamination, many of them requiring expensive equipment.  Using UV-C lights is one method and we’ll discuss with makers some of the low-cost solutions they have built as well as other methods.


 list of Panelists

  • Brad Halsey, Building Momentum, Virginia
  • Marvin Weinberger, Lightbox IR, Philadelphia
  • Ed Polkowski, Lightbox IR, Philadelphia
  • Andra Keay, Bay Area Robotics
  • Akiba, HackerFarm, Japan


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DALE DOUGHERTY is the leading advocate of the Maker Movement. He founded Make: Magazine 2005, which first used the term “makers” to describe people who enjoyed “hands-on” work and play. He started Maker Faire in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2006, and this event has spread to nearly 200 locations in 40 countries, with over 1.5M attendees annually. He is President of Make:Community, which produces Make: and Maker Faire.

In 2011 Dougherty was honored at the White House as a “Champion of Change” through an initiative that honors Americans who are “doing extraordinary things in their communities to out-innovate, out-educate and out-build the rest of the world.” At the 2014 White House Maker Faire he was introduced by President Obama as an American innovator making significant contributions to the fields of education and business. He believes that the Maker Movement has the potential to transform the educational experience of students and introduce them to the practice of innovation through play and tinkering.

Dougherty is the author of “Free to Make: How the Maker Movement Is Changing our Jobs, Schools and Minds” with Adriane Conrad. He is co-author of "Maker City: A Practical Guide for Reinventing American Cities" with Peter Hirshberg and Marcia Kadanoff.

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