3D Printed Tools for COVID-19 Protection

3D Printed Tools for COVID-19 Protection

Protect your lab and campus with some safety equipment

Here are some designs/remixes of projects already published that can help labs with restarting after the pandemic shutdown of 2020. This is a collection of very useful tools in dealing with COVID-19.The NeuroTechnology Center (NTC) of the School of Medicine, University of Colorado hopes to support a safe return to campus.

FDM print using a durable material such as carbon infused Onyx with basic settings, no supports. Don’t have an FDM printer? Support the ONE Core and order though us!!!! Or use an inexpensive outside 3D printing shop. Rosenberg Industries is aware of ONE Core projects and requirements and has proven success with ONE Core projects.


Hand-less Door Handle

The risk of spreading COVID-19 can be lessened by limiting the number of surfaces that we contact with our hands, which then tend to touch our faces. Here is an attachment for a door handle that allows you to pull on a door using your forearm rather than your hand. Then be sure to avoid the temptation to touch your eyes, nose, mouth, or ears with your forearm!

This design is based on the AMAP touchless door handle. It is ‘more universal’ in that it well attaches to the door handles frequently found on the Anschutz campus (30 mm round, 20 mm round, and 20 mm oblong office doors). It may be attached on left/right sided handles. Assemble with four M5x35 screws (McMaster: 91502A151 and nuts (Mcmaster: 90592A012). A bit of rubber (from old bike tire tubes or McMaster: 1376N13) helps the handle stay in place.

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Files (click on the stl to view the part in 3D space):

File Description
CUDoorHandle.ipt Manipulate doors without your hands
CUDoorHandle.stl Manipulate doors without your hands

Poker/pusher/puller/interact-er Claw

Minimize the surfaces you come in contact with by using this super handy ‘claw’. You can use this to prod things, open doors (that don’t have Hand-less Door Handles), and otherwise manipulate your environment without touching said environment.This is a remix of the COVID door claw by JHaigh17, simply to add the NTC logo.

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The slot attaches to your retractable tether. Attach a rubber stylus and you can interact with resistive touch screens, like at gas stations or lab equipment). Or put your finger on the other side of the stylus to interact with compassitive touch screens (such as your phone).

Files (click on the stl to view the part in 3D space):

File Description
NTClaw.ipt Manipulate the world without contact
NTClaw.stl Manipulate the world without contact

Hand-less Vacancy Sign

Social distancing now dictates that only a set number of individuals can now occupy rooms. These rooms need signage to indicate vacancy, but should do so in a way that minimizes hand-surface interaction. This design remixes the Door Sign by cdboyle for ease of printing, clearer indication of vacancy, and minimizes hand contact. Assemble with construction paper (or Vinyl Insert for Slatwall to be all nice and fancy) and attach to a surface/door without screws (a happy EH&S is a cooperative EH&S) using some 2 sided tape.

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Files (click on the stl to view the part in 3D space):

File Description
base.SLDPRT Manipulate the world without contact
base.STL Manipulate the world without contact
slider.SLDPRT Manipulate the world without contact
slider.STL Manipulate the world without contact
stencil.SLDPRT Manipulate the world without contact
stencil.STL Manipulate the world without contact

Face Mask Ear Savers

Face masks can be a real pain in the (r)ear! The NIH has approved the use of ear savers for assisting with face mask comfort. This design is a remix of that from Davis Beck. It adds the NTC logo and fixes some inconsistancies in the files (which may not matter for most as your slicing software probably cleans it up anyhow).

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Files (click on the stl to view the part in 3D space):

File Description
NTC Logo NIH Ear Saver.ipt Manipulate the world without contact
NTC Logo NIH Ear Saver.stl Manipulate the world without contact

ONE Core acknowledgment

Please acknowledge the ONE Core facility in your publications. An appropriate wording would be:

“The Optogenetics and Neural Engineering (ONE) Core at the University of Colorado School of Medicine provided engineering support for this research. The ONE Core is part of the NeuroTechnology Center, funded in part by the School of Medicine and by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke of the National Institutes of Health under award number P30NS048154.”