Health & Biohacking

The latest DIY ideas, experiments and demonstrations in health science including at-home diagnostics and healing.

PLAN C: HYJEIA: A Low-cost UV-C Unit

PLAN C: HYJEIA: A Low-cost UV-C Unit

  Two hours outside of Tokyo in Chiba prefecture is Hackerfarm, a hackerspace that applies technology to growing things like potatoes. Christopher Wang, better known as Akiba, is thinking that potatoes would feed a lot of people if food shortages result from COVID-19. The experiment is called Project Potatohead — A Farm-to-Foodbank Initiative. However, Akiba […]

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Plan C Profile: The Maker Mask Made in Seattle

Plan C Profile: The Maker Mask Made in Seattle

A local hospital called a Seattle makerspace to ask if anyone could help out to provide them with masks and visors. A bit of a scramble ensued to figure out who could do what.  Rory Larson, a maker with a mechanical engineering background, jumped in and spent the night iterating on a design. “So I […]

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Makers Wanted: Print PPE for NYC Now

Makers Wanted: Print PPE for NYC Now

When a Make: reader asked how to help his hometown of New York City fight Covid-19, we connected him with NYCMakesPPE.com, a coalition of New York makerspaces and fabrication shops who are cranking out face shields and other personal protective equipment (PPE) for their city’s beleaguered health workers. If you’ve got 3D printers and are […]

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Plan C: Crisis Mode for COVID-19

Plan C: Crisis Mode for COVID-19

If Plan A is the government and Plan B is industry, then Plan C is for civic action. Here are the people taking the lead to make a difference in the face of Covid-19

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