Tinker Pi Factory is Now Making Covid-19 Masks

Sponsoring Bedford-Stuyvesant Volunteer Ambulance Corp in Brooklyn NY

We have converted the Tinker Pi Factory into a mask making machine! I am from the Great State of New York, so I'm pleased to be sponsoring a few of my fellow New Yorkers during this difficult time -- The Bedford-Stuyvesant Volunteer Ambulance Corp.

Help Us to Sponsor Bedford-Stuy!

alt textThe Bedford-Stuyvesant Volunteer Ambulance Corp (BSVAC) was founded in 1988 by James (Rocky) Robinson in response to a lack of first aid services in the area. BSVAC was the first minority-owned volunteer ambulance corp in the US, and has trained hundreds of young men and women who have graduated from their EMT program. I was approached by Deputy Chief Tyreem Smith, who was trying to find PPE wherever he could. "We're really struggling to get supplies from the city", he said. We had been printing the masks for a couple of weeks, and I wanted to find people who could really benefit from them. Since we are not charging for the masks, donations are greatly appreciated so that we can continue to pay for supplies!.

You can support us by donating, or by purchasing the products on this page. We recieve a small commission from Amazon when you do!

The Hepa Mask

The Hepa mask was designed by xxx posted on Thingaverse here. This is one is the more protective of the two. We found HEPA filters on Amazon here:

HEPA Filter

The HEPA Filter is a replacement filter for a WINIX Air Purifier System. It comes with a carbon pre-filter.

Genuine Winix 113050 Replacement Filter C for P150 Air Purifier

Adhesive Strip

We include a strip of adhesive foam to cushion your nose that you can buy here: Foam Seal Tape-3 Rolls, 1/2 Inch Wide X 1/8 Inch Thick High Density Foam Strip Self Adhesive Neoprene Rubber Door Weather Stripping Insulation Foam Window Seal Total 50 Feet Long (16.5ft x 3 Rolls)

Head Bands

The smaller headband attaches to the bottom of mask and will go around your neck.

The larger band attaches to the top of the mask and goes around the back of your head and has 3D printed adjustment buckles.

Alliance Rubber 08997 SuperSize Bands, Assorted Large Heavy Duty Latex Rubber Bands - 24 Pack, includes 8 bands of each size (12", 14", 17") in resealable bag

The Round Mask

This mask provides less protection but is more practical for everyday use, like going to the grocery.

Cotton Filter

The filter has two parts. The first is a make-up remover pad that you can buy here:

Cliganic Organic Cotton Rounds (500 Count) Makeup Remover Pads, Hypoallergenic, Lint-Free | 100% Pure Cotton

We have also bought them here: Cotton Rounds Organic by Sky Organics (300 ct. 3 x 100), Fragrance & Chlorine-Free Cotton Pads, 100% Biodegradable Ultra Absorbent Cotton Pads, Cruelty-Free Natural Make Up Removal & Personal Care

Furnace Filter

We tried to find the highest quality furnace filter that's certified to filter viruses and bacteria. Here are a couple that we have used:

Aerostar Home Max 20x20x1 MERV 13 Pleated Air Filter, Made in the USA, Captures Virus Particles, 6-Pack

Here is another one by 3M

Filtrete MPR 1900 10x20x1 AC Furnace Air Filter, Healthy Living Ultimate Allergen, 6-Pack

Optional Carbon Pre-Filter

When the mask has the extended attachment, a carbon pre-filter will fit after its cut into a circle

VEVA Precut for HPA200 Premium Carbon Activated Pre Filters 6 Pack Compatible with HW Air Purifier Models 200, 202, 204, 250B. Precision Fit for Easy Installation Advanced Filters

Surgical Mask Comfort Strip

Thanks to Saxon Fullwood for the design on the strap. If you have a printer, you can download it here:

Surgical Mask Comfort Strap

We wash the masks in Dawn soap that you can buy here and water, then put them in baggies: Hefty Slider Freezer Bags, Quart Size, 140 Count or if they are out of stock: Ziploc Slider Stand-and-Fill Storage Bags, 40 Count, Pack of 4 (160 Total Bags)