COVID-19 Classroom Safety and 3D Product Design Challenge (open-source designs)

in Product Design held by MacKenzie Brown
TIME REMAINING: 5 days, 13 hours
Description:
Schools and colleges are under pressure to re-open after the Coronavirus lockdown temporarily shifted classes online. This can present a unique challenge for crowded classroom settings and the educational institutions will need to adapt.

We believe the Cad Crowd community can help slow the spread with open-source product designs specific to the educational environment. This virus prevention contest is a follow-up to the May challenge for the workplace and public spaces ( www.cadcrowd.com/contest/2332-covid-19-coronavirus-product-design-and-3d )

The latest FDA advisory suggests that COVID-19 spreads mainly from person to person, typically through respiratory droplets from coughing, sneezing, or talking. Experts indicate the risk of infection can be reduced with masks, physical distance, and barriers between individuals in spaces where groups of students gather.

The goal for this contest is to create open-source designs shared under Creative Commons that can be affordably produced with 3D printing and/or off-the-shelf components (pre-made parts, plexiglass, etc.).
Wants:
The contest is open to designs that involve barriers, modular walls, or ideas that encourage social distancing in schools. Locations may include classrooms, hallways, gyms, cafeterias, libraries, etc. Specific ideas are barriers/modular walls for desks, lockers, urinals, waiting areas, cafeteria tables, one-way barriers for halls. In addition, you may want to include clips to hold the barriers in place that can be created with 3D printing or readily available components.

Refer to the contest attachment for photos to help you get started on your winning design.

Please submit your design entry with images, a neutral CAD file format (.igs, .stp, .fbx, .obj, .x3d, etc.) and a native file format if applicable (e.g. SolidWorks, Inventor, CATIA, Creo, NX, 3ds Max, etc.). Also, please upload your entry as a downloadable file onto the CAD library, so others can view and download designs - www.cadcrowd.com/3d-models/new

All community members that submit a high-quality design receive 50 bonus points on the leaderboard. We’re also aiming for corporate sponsorship to increase the prize value and number of prizes for this contest.

We appreciate your participation in this challenge to help safely re-open schools by Fall.

Cheers,
MacKenzie
Additional Information
Hi All,

Send me a message if you're concerned that your design has been imitated by another user.

*Note: Cad Crowd does not guarantee that design entries will prevent transmission of the Coronavirus/SARS-CoV-2.

Entries

#66 Teo Remote Learning Desk by kelvinMugendi
A story of how Additive Manufacturing (AM) drives distributed manufacturing to contain the ecological impact caused by the needless; yet necessary, use of paper in schools and enable handwritten remote learning.
We all agree that the continued use of paper among the school going population; that is ever growing, is causing increased demand of deforestations. Furthermore, the high demand for hard cover books deprive other critical sectors such as product packaging, causing trickling effects of high prices of paper packed products. Such degrees of wastage are met by the necessary need of writing. On top of being a means of communication, writing gives a sense of humanity. To some degree, reading from handwritten text; or even writing one, has therapeutic effect.
Teo; local slang for exam test, is a peer-to-peer learning platform with unique capabilities that would potentially address some of the problems associated with access and overall cost; which is out of reach to many. At bare minimum, basic education should be free. A huge population laments limited funds that deny entry and sustaining education.
Taking advantage of the high level of empowerment on internet and mobile broadband, Teo offers non-charged learning to primary and secondary school students in STEM subjects through the Teo convenience platform. It offers a seamlessly integrated way of sharing photos of worked-out problems, as well as their solutions between the learners and educators. The direct to student model enables customized learning experience for each and every learner.
The Covid -19 pandemic has formed a large accessible market for remote learning solutions dur to the social distance policy. As physical contact combined with the social interactions in school enhance learning outcomes, such benefits have been lost. Teo online platform ensures; at least, student-student relation as well as the critical teacher-student contact time in STEM subjects is maintained. With fast and low-cost set up, the Teo Desk enables a paperless workflow while still enjoy the personalized and on-demand technology bundle, including human text recognition.
The open-source Teo desk model consists steel metal tube, bent to shape a frame, where the writing board is mounted. The simplicity of the design enables same-day fabrication as that of order. The business model eliminates rent, storage, and labor costs. A locally modified Just-in-Time (JIT) model where material storage needs are handled by supplier through early payment. Hiring of workshop space and equipment is handled as orders process. Through the Government of Kenya (GoK) kazi mtaani, the project achieves the needed community service through provision of free learning resources to the users. The same government opportunity offers more valuable community, addressing matters of underemployment in the initiative. Trained teachers would create learning content, while artisans fabricate the desks.
However, limitations in products fabrication emerged, as bending the pipe would require a semi-skilled fabricator and bending equipment. A hybrid production system would enable a simplified manufacturing path. With easy to learn self-assembly guidelines, the Teo 2.0 has improved product to market; 80 percent volume weight reduction resulting to huge saving during transportation. With the inclusion of Additive Manufactured parts, and easily cut pipes, the production-on-demand is achieved. The production logistics are optimized to derive shortest routes for sourcing and delivery. The 3D printed brackets add more room to mount accessories, such as power plug, micro-controller and power supply.
Future developments for the Teo Educator, Educator Pro and Student Pro, will further be achieved through invitation to actively contribute towards approaches that ensure flexible, scalable and locally possible solutions.
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Aug 6, 2020 17:53
#65 Hat by Anwar DM
It will be awkward but, out of the box
hope you like this concept.
Shape and dimension can be change by requested.
Thank you
Anwar
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Aug 6, 2020 16:40
#64 student table with glued copper woowen sheet for protected covid 19 virus. by vipulp
Dear sir
hi
I made here cheapest table with acrylic sheet but added copper woowen cloth sheet for protection from covid 19. when virus will be come to surface of copper cloth sheet then copper will be killed virus naturally. sheet is also washable. sheet will be glued on acrylic sheet both side and upper side of table every surfaces. Front side acrylic sheet will be opened so student shows clearly to teachers. Will be copper sheet used in classroom, library, cafeteria, waiting room, offices, etc.
secondly used good looking sanetizer bottle with mounted cap so can mounted with acrylic sheet through screws.
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Aug 6, 2020 6:35
#63 fixed acrylic sheet mount for desk by Gurpreet bains
All in one design for social distancing and sneeze guard to stop the spread of COVID-19.
Its an acrylic sheet stand for sneeze guard. It is easy and cheap to manufacture, good for 3d printing.
Very easy to use, with multiple uses. It can be simply crewed to the classroom desk, washroom walls, office desk and study tables.
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Aug 5, 2020 17:39
#62 simple acrylic mount for tables by Gurpreet bains
All in one design for social distancing and sneeze guard to stop the spread of COVID-19.
Its an acrylic sheet stand for sneeze guard. It is easy and cheap to manufacture, good for 3d printing and injection moulding.
Very easy to use, with multiple uses. It can be simply placed on the classroom desk, office desk and study tables.
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Aug 5, 2020 17:23
#61 Single acrylic sheet mount for desk and walls by Gurpreet bains
All in one design for social distancing and sneeze guard to stop the spread of COVID-19.
Its an acrylic sheet stand for sneeze guard. It is easy and cheap to manufacture, good for 3d printing and injection moulding.
Very easy to use, with multiple uses. It can be simply placed or crewed to classroom floor, washroom walls, office desk and study tables.
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Aug 5, 2020 16:29
#60 Acrylic sheet sneeze guard stand lean design by Gurpreet bains
All in one design for social distancing and sneeze guard to stop the spread of COVID-19.
Its an acrylic sheet stand for sneeze guard. It is easy and cheap to manufacture, good for 3d printing and injection moulding.
Very easy to use, with multiple uses. It can be simply placed or crewed to classroom floor, washroom walls, office desk and study tables.
any further modifications can be done.
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Aug 5, 2020 16:07
#59 Meeting Conference Desk - ver01 by Gregorius Giga
Hi MacKenzie Brown,
This is the 1st concept design for the Meeting Conference office desk, with barrier, the barrier is made from Acrylic and Glass, you can use it for transparency so you can still look around the table especially for important meeting. The barrier has a bracket to keep the barrier strong and stand, each side has a hand sanitizer so you no need too use sanitizer together or with other. Hope you like this, your feedback its very helpful.
Thankyou and keep healthy, Giga
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Aug 5, 2020 15:25
#58 Safety class room by Ecco
it's my proposal. the table has glass until back so make the body of the student is protected when sit down.
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Aug 5, 2020 10:36
#57 Removable Shield by Panji Hakim
This shield can be moved to another table because the barrier can be removed. Loosen the screw under the table to remove it.
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Aug 3, 2020 13:45
#56 Urinal Barrier by TheoZA
Simple,cost effective and easy to install barrier to divide males at urinals. Poly-carbonate panels can be easily cut with a CNC router at low cost. Most cities will have multiple machine shops with routers. Mounting is standard aluminium or steel angle with holes drilled. Readily available at all material stores.
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Aug 3, 2020 13:17
#54 Classroom Safety and 3D Product Design by MRM1
Aug 3, 2020 1:16
#52 COVID-19 Classroom Safety Challenge by Saurabhverma
This Product is designed to provide a safe and healthy environment for the students in classrooms.
It can be attached to any table of any size and can provide a safe working space in classrooms and offices and after pandemic can be easily removed to get back to the earlier setups.
This device has a transparent sheet inside it, which can be pulled out using a handle and can be attached to the other side of the table.
The device is equipped with a UV light near the sheet roll, which will start sterilizing the sheet when the sheet goes in or out of the box.
There is also an external UV light for disinfecting the table. 
As UV light is harmful to human skin, The first UV light is inside the box near the sheet roll and activates only when the sheet starts moving.
For complete information of the concept, please refer to the attached design guide.
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Aug 2, 2020 21:50
#51 COVID-19 replaceable plastic sheet desk by saleh
In this design, the used plastic sheet which place on the surface of the desk (that might be infected to COVID-19 virus) would be replaced by another disinfected clean sheet by pushing down the pedal at the bottom of the desk. This pedal can be replaced by an electric motor if the wiring required wouldn't make any issue. Also; the plastic sheet can be used only once or can be disinfected by alcohol or UV disinfection tool which could be installed inside of the desk.
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Aug 2, 2020 17:51
#50 Cafe table + safe barrier by Afif Rizky Adrian
I developed a design on an outdoor cafe table with a safety barrier, that can be removed easily by the cafe owner if there is no one or if you want to be cleaned
cheers ..
Afif ..
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Aug 2, 2020 11:38
#49 Desk with Protection Glass Shield and Sanitizer Arrangement. by akshayjaiswal
Aug 1, 2020 15:46
#48 COVID 19- Safe Classroom Design by AX.Design.PDX
My approach to this contest was to try and utilize as much off the shelf components with minimal modifications required in classrooms. Using a ceiling fan with an up draft as well as a UVGI upper room unit would greatly reduce the bacteria/ virus count in the room. These upper room UVGI systems are used in hospitals and labs currently. Using a rubber strap and drilling (x2) holes in a desk to mount a alcohol cleaning solution dispenser, a tissue holder and a waste basket was my idea for keeping the desk surface as clean as possible. Having the dispenser touch free set to a timer or connected via WIFI so that the educator can determine when to dispense solution for the students to clean the desk surface.
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Aug 1, 2020 2:32
#46 classroom safety by sjp1
- sanitizer holde
-adjustable sheet
-suction cup to keep frame stable
for more info refer attached jpg file
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Jul 30, 2020 20:49
#45 Partition by benjamino
This entry shows a 3d-printable stand for a partition used as a physical barrier for a student with disability.
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Jul 29, 2020 13:55
#44 Office with Barrier - 1st concept by Gregorius Giga
Hi MacKenzie Brown,
This is the 1st concept design for the office desk, with barrier, the barrier is made from Acrylic and you can use Glass for transparency so you can still look around the table. The Barrier is not fix so you can change the lenght but the deep and the locker of the barrier is fix and strong so you can feel better, each side has a hand sanitizer so you no need too use sanitizer together or with other. Hope you like this, your feedback its very helpful.
Thankyou and keep healthy, Giga
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Jul 29, 2020 7:57
#43 Restaurant with Barrier - 1st concept by Gregorius Giga
Hi MacKenzie Brown,
This is the 1st concept design about restaurant table with barrier, the barrier is made from Acrylic and you can use Glass for transparency so you can still look around the table. The Barrier is not fix so you can change the lenght of the Barrier because it has sliding part, Each place has hand sanitizer and its place so you no need too use sanitizer together or with other. Hope you like this, your feedback its very helpful.
Thankyou and keep healthy, Giga
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Jul 29, 2020 7:52
#41 Library by benjamino
This entry illustrates how physical barriers(acrylic, wood, transparent glass) can be set up in a library/computer lab with 3d printable stands. The native file format is SolidWorks and neutral file formats in STEP, STL, and IGS.
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Jul 28, 2020 10:52
#39 Classroom bench for COVID-19 by deshdeepaks
This bench is designed keeping the comfort of students.The Seat is for single student only.For protection,A Transparent shield is provided so that the air transmission may limited and they can see through it during lectures.Also,A transparent boundary is provided between the table so that Professors/Teachers can check whether the student is hiding something below the seat or not.The table and bench has been welded together at a perfect distance.A hook is been provided which can be used by the students for hanging their schoolbag.
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Jul 28, 2020 8:53
#38 COVIC-19 SAFE CLASSROOM by USAMA IDREES
SIR IAM A BRILLIANT FREE LANCER AND MY DESIGN IS BEST.
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Jul 28, 2020 8:49
#37 Room by benjamino
This entry focuses on using a physical barrier like acrylic, wood as partitions in a class setting. The partition stands can be 3d printed and there are three main partitions namely; 2 side panels and one back panel. The native file format is from SolidWorks 2018 but there are neutral file formats in STEP, IGS and STL.
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Jul 27, 2020 23:11
#36 Long chair face protection by Alikhan
Sometimes you have to sit in public places with long chairs (bench) for 2 or more people. For such cases, you can make a holder for the protection of people and you from coughing. Different chairs have different backrest thicknesses, for this two clamps are adjusted with ordinary bolts. Both parts can be made on a 3D printer.
Best regards Alikhan
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Jul 27, 2020 14:46
#35 Sanitizer servo mount by Artificer Solutions
A mount for sanitizer bottles that can be used to build automated hand sanitizing stations, cheap modular sanitization tunnels, and even as a basis for student Arduino projects.
This design is fully open source and should be compatible with many different bottle and servo sizes.
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Jul 27, 2020 13:49
#34 Desk barrier V1 (all files) by TheoZA
A desk mounted barrier to create a physical clear barrier between students and teachers. The desk barrier may be mounted to a variety of desk thicknesses. Clear Poly carbonate barriers will need to me cut to size to suit table. Clamping brackets will need to be 3D printed. Standard M8 hex bolts and nuts can be used for the clamping fasteners.
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Jul 27, 2020 12:37
#33 Desk barrier V1 by TheoZA
A desk mounted barrier to create a physical clear barrier between students and teachers. The desk barrier may be mounted to a variety of desk thicknesses. Clear Poly carbonate barriers will need to me cut to size to suit table. Clamping brackets will need to be 3D printed. Standard M8 hex bolts and nuts can be used for the clamping fasteners.
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Jul 27, 2020 12:20
#32 portable acrylic sheet barrier mount by sammedtalandage
It's a sheet holder which can be mounted on the desks with a simple screw clamp. It can be made of plastic and its lightweight design facilitates portability. It's a very easy to use design and can be manufactured easily. the wooden board and plastic sheet are for the reference and to give the idea of its use only in the design. I have also added the exploded view images as well as a video for clarification. Let me know if you like the idea and also any suggestions.😊✌
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Jul 27, 2020 10:18
#31 Concept 2v 1 by ZM Designs
Hello.
Here is my second idea. My last design was a high-quality frame to support the sheet.
I do not believe you are looking for appealing renders so I have not included any.
This design is a basic and small clip that can attach to the pipe of a school urinal.
This could be a useful tool especially considering there is evidence that COVID-19 can be spread through urine.
Let me know what you think.
Best regards
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Jul 26, 2020 13:17
#30 Acrylic sheet support 3 - stackable by Rishi reddy
With a growing need for social distancing amidst the global pandemic, it is important to come up with creative solutions to get life back to normal while staying safe. I tried to create a compact model that is cost effective, modular and can be 3D-printed. The model is a support for readily available acrylic sheets (please refer the screenshot for an example configuration). This new model can be stacked and stored easily.
Details:
Package volume of model: 200mm*200mm*200mm
Acrylic sheet size in screenshot: 6Feet*4Feet
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Jul 25, 2020 19:27
#29 student table with shield protected and headphone also shield protected by vipulp
Hi
This is my second option for students table for covid 19.
I have used table with acrylic shield protected sheet with TV display. When teacher teachs at classroom then student keep safe from corona virus in aerosols. second manage automatically social distances . I have used shielded headphone for good voice quality and without other extra noise pollution. Headphone's front shield also eye protected from TV rays.
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Jul 25, 2020 12:00
#28 Classroom safery Idea by Ankur vats
Hi Sir,
I have made a simple design that can be implemented at a very low cost & without hassle. I make a box above the desk to prevent the droplets or direct contact with others & I cover this from the top also to provide the safety from the top also. I make it half slanted from three sides so droplets cant sit on this & I made an 8" sliding window along with the desk which can use by the user at per his/her inconvenience. you can use clips or studs to attach this with the desk, also you can use this idea at any place or size.
Thanks
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Jul 25, 2020 10:44
#27 Tools for consumption of Garry deployment by Endy Wizaya
Hi sir, here I have re-designed my design ago, hope you like
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Jul 25, 2020 1:10
#26 Transparent screen & holder by Alikhan
I am often work in an open space such as a library or office. In such places, people are forced to sit side by side, without proper protection from the people sitting next to them. For protection possible to use stands made by 3D printer (PLA or PVC), as well as transparent screen.
Best regards Ali
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Jul 24, 2020 13:21
#25 Classroom safety by umarc
First of all, we are very thankful for you for hosting such a beautiful site, Which gives us a space for our creativity,:)
*Concept 1*
I have made a concept design which uses STANDARD material available in market i.e
1. PVC pipes Dia 22mm
2. M10 Hex Bolt and nuts
3. Nylon plastic sheets which can be stitched to required size,
(the advantage is that the sound easily travels through nylon sheet,
and students can easily hear the instructions of teacher)
The only 3 parts which are required to be 3D printed are,(attached images)
1. Clamp
2. Flange
3. 3 Way connector
The design has following advantages,
1. Cost effective, (low investment cost for Schools)
2. Easy to assemble,
3. Easy to print 3D components,
(can be injection molded for mass production)
4. Can be installed to any size of school benches,
5. Simplicity
6. Easy for fast track implementation in schools
7. Many concepts possible based on school requirements
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Jul 24, 2020 8:44
#24 Modular Barrier (Concept 1 v1) by ZM Designs
Hello MacKenzie.
I have attached a zip file with the files you require.
The design is broken up into small parts to ensure non-professionals with smaller 3D printers (Such as a school) can still produce the frame.
The frame fits a 300x350x7.5mm acrylic sheet and is fully modular to allow for easy expansion.
I am happy to make any changes you require and look forward to your feedback.
I will be uploading it as a 3D model shortly.
Best regards
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Jul 23, 2020 19:05
#23 Smart Partition Covid-19 Classroom Safety by Chaniago
This partition system is designed with a knock down system so it is very easy to install or dismantle. With a dimension 125x105x182cm ( L/W/ H ). The main frame is made of PP / PVC with orange color, it is very possible if it is produced with a 3D printer machine. Walls made of acrylic with a thickness of 6mm, and equipped with smart holes that are used by teachers to take assignments from students. And on the back is equipped with a plastic curtain that can be opened and closed manually.
Thank you
May be useful
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Jul 23, 2020 18:50
#22 4 way modular acrylic sheet support-2 by Rishi reddy
With a growing need for social distancing amidst the global pandemic, it is important to come up with creative solutions to get life back to normal while staying safe. I tried to create a compact model that is cost effective, modular and can be 3D-printed. The model is a support for readily available acrylic sheets (please refer the screenshot for an example configuration). The model can be easily modified to fit sheets of various sizes.
The revised model consists of smoother edges and a reduced volume for material reduction.
Details:
Package volume of model: 200mm*200mm*200mm
Acrylic sheet size in screenshot: 6Feet*4Feet
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Jul 22, 2020 9:50
#21 Library glass barrier by Akash Jayanthan
Simple and portable glass barriers. Can be used in libraries, computer labs etc.
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Jul 22, 2020 6:22
#20 Glass Partition Table Clip by hannahdesigns
Glass Partition Table Clip for 1/8" plastic partition.
Clip to be attached to table , then partition can be fitted to the top of the table into the clips.
See pictures for intended application.
Can make clip for different thicknesses of partitions
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Jul 21, 2020 21:36
#19 Lunch Box by Panji Hakim
The 'lunch box' is a kind of lunch booth. The top cover is made more closed so that the user is better protected. Because when eating, users need to open the mask. The inside is colored white or lighter so that dirt can be more easily seen and can be cleaned immediately.
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Jul 21, 2020 14:12
#18 school table for students with protected aerosel and disinfect surfaces by vipulp
Dear sir,
This is school tables for students. I used in this model green antivirus HEPA filter for good air quality and mainly removed aerosols in the air. This product is using in dental clinic when lot off patient coming for dental problem. This is just my opinion.
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Jul 20, 2020 9:38
#17 Covid 19 wall barier by CDdesignSTUDIO
Covid 19 - wall barrier
Each side has slight slope which prevents aerosol spreading
Material: plexiglass
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Jul 20, 2020 6:32
#16 Table Cover with Foot Sanitizer Dispenser by shailu018
A design concept for a table cover with an added feature of a Foot Controlled hand Sanitizer Dispenser. The table cover is a transparent, three side plastic cover to improve the social distancing norms and the foot sanitizer has been added for a touch-less activity of any sort.
The dispenser is purely mechanical based and easily manufacturable. The position of the sanitizer can be changed according to the user an also for easy retraction a spring feature can be added in the foot pedal (Spring is not added in the assembly currently).
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Jul 19, 2020 18:59

Discussion

Akash Jayanthan

Designer

Sun, 19 Jul 2020 16:08:07 +0000
Hi, let me know if you have any modifications or changes you require.
Sat, 18 Jul 2020 11:12:18 +0000
please blind this contest

MacKenzie Brown

Administrator

Sat, 18 Jul 2020 00:25:43 +0000
Hi All,
Appreciate all the time and effort with the project. At this time, let's focus on concepts that follow along the lines of @Akash Jayanthan's work, rather than masks. There are a lot of masks on the market and this area is already well served with other design initiatives.
Enjoy your weekend!

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