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We've donated several thousand reusable cloth masks since the start of the pandemic. Great work volunteers! Starting tod...
06/24/2020

We've donated several thousand reusable cloth masks since the start of the pandemic. Great work volunteers! Starting today masks are mandatory for indoor spaces in Multnomah and other counties in Oregon. If you or your org are in need, get in touch! https://buff.ly/2zJIT0Q

A big thanks to a generous community member that donated a huge stash of bright and cheerful quilter's cotton for our cl...
05/25/2020

A big thanks to a generous community member that donated a huge stash of bright and cheerful quilter's cotton for our cloth mask production. This is truly a group effort and we are inspired by the kindness of everyone involved! Donation info here: pdxhackerspace.org

05/24/2020
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Our onsite 3D printers cranking out earsavers for the Seattle area. These little plastic pieces help relieve ear pain and create a better seal for ear loop style face masks. They will provide some deserved comfort to first responders, medical professionals and essential workers.

A bag of 200 Cloth Face Masks before being shipped to the Navajo Nation. Need masks donated to your non-profit group? Ge...
05/23/2020

A bag of 200 Cloth Face Masks before being shipped to the Navajo Nation. Need masks donated to your non-profit group? Get in touch at pdxhackerspace.org

Behind the scenes into our PPE donation efforts. 1,000 ear savers printed by remote volunteers and our onsite 3D printin...
05/16/2020

Behind the scenes into our PPE donation efforts. 1,000 ear savers printed by remote volunteers and our onsite 3D printing farm headed to King County, WA and 300 cloth masks ready for delivery to a non-profit here in Oregon. More info here: pdxhackerspace.org

A quick update on our efforts. We've donated 6,700+ face shields, 1500+ face masks and many other items, a total of 9,41...
05/12/2020

A quick update on our efforts. We've donated 6,700+ face shields, 1500+ face masks and many other items, a total of 9,414! We continue to produce and donate around the clock thanks to our volunteers and generous support from the community. Great work team! pdxh.org

A big thanks to Mozilla for their generous donation of filament, which has been used over the past week to produce 3D pr...
05/06/2020

A big thanks to Mozilla for their generous donation of filament, which has been used over the past week to produce 3D printed face shields and accessories for those fighting on the front lines. #wegotthispdx #portlandstrong #portlandtogether pdxh.org

One of the 300 Budmen shields we're donating to @getusppe Chicago is cyberpunk! This is what happens when you hot swap f...
05/02/2020

One of the 300 Budmen shields we're donating to @getusppe Chicago is cyberpunk! This is what happens when you hot swap filament mid print instead of letting the 3D printer run out of filament and fail. Quick thinking by one of our many volunteers 3D printing remotely. 😎

DIY face mask tip: If you are sewing cloth masks but have no elastic ties,  some knit fabrics and even t-shirt material ...
04/29/2020

DIY face mask tip: If you are sewing cloth masks but have no elastic ties, some knit fabrics and even t-shirt material can be made into stretchy straps! Cut into 1" wide strips and pull. This causes the edges to curl under creating flexible cording.

Thanks to our awesome logistics team we now have enough raw materials to produce full sp*ed for the next 10 days, but we...
04/24/2020

Thanks to our awesome logistics team we now have enough raw materials to produce full sp*ed for the next 10 days, but we need volunteers who want to make a difference, 2 hours at a time. πŸ™‚ Is this you? Please get in touch! pdxh.org

Our new friends at Blick Art Materials generously donated all their viable clear plastic sheeting, which served as the n...
04/23/2020

Our new friends at Blick Art Materials generously donated all their viable clear plastic sheeting, which served as the necessary raw materials to quickly produce and donate several hundred face shields yesterday! πŸ’–Thank you so much!πŸ’–

Thanks so much to @OMSI for working with our Hackerspace to help create Face Shields! Our current count is over 4000 PPE...
04/22/2020

Thanks so much to @OMSI for working with our Hackerspace to help create Face Shields! Our current count is over 4000 PPE donated. 😴😁 If anyone is interested in helping to support our efforts, please consider donating or volunteering on our website: pdxh.org

One of the many supply chain networks disrupted by COVID-19 affects 3D Printer precursor for filament manufacturers like...
04/21/2020

One of the many supply chain networks disrupted by COVID-19 affects 3D Printer precursor for filament manufacturers like @Proto_pasta. We're happy to hear they've worked through these issues by 'hacking the PLAnet'. πŸ˜‹

Our mission continues. Yesterday we donated medical accessories to emergency operations staff in Portland, shields and m...
04/17/2020

Our mission continues. Yesterday we donated medical accessories to emergency operations staff in Portland, shields and masks to McMinnville's first responders, and prepared 1300 face shields for our neighbors up north in Seattle. Great work team! pdxh.org

The second 300 of our flat packed origami face shields before final boxing and shipping to over a dozen assisted living ...
04/16/2020

The second 300 of our flat packed origami face shields before final boxing and shipping to over a dozen assisted living facilities in NY & NJ. We're making a real difference. Thank you to our volunteers and community for continuing to make this possible.πŸ’– https://buff.ly/2RWSrw3

Earsavers anyone? If you or someone you know is a medical professional that is having a hard time with ear pain from pro...
04/12/2020

Earsavers anyone? If you or someone you know is a medical professional that is having a hard time with ear pain from prolonged face mask use, we have NIH approved 3D printed 'earsavers' to donate! https://pdxhackerspace.org/request-ppe.html

We cannot stress enough how grateful we are to Hackerspace volunteers during this time. Without our dedicated, selfless ...
04/12/2020

We cannot stress enough how grateful we are to Hackerspace volunteers during this time. Without our dedicated, selfless volunteers ^H would not be able to effectively utilize the equipment available to help as many people as possible during this pandemic. THANK YOU!!

Portland area Nurses are amazing human beings. We were left sp*echless when one brought a gift basket while picking up f...
04/09/2020

Portland area Nurses are amazing human beings. We were left sp*echless when one brought a gift basket while picking up face shields for themselves and their co-workers two days ago. We don't deserve a gift basket, they do! That and so much more!

We are hopeful this morning - hearing about @apple's (and many others') production of face shields! With ~3 weeks until ...
04/07/2020

We are hopeful this morning - hearing about @apple's (and many others') production of face shields! With ~3 weeks until large manufacturers catch up, we're looking forward, and as critical needs shift we'll be here using our Hackerspace's resources in any way we can to help. β˜‘οΈ

This is what 140 face shields look like all bagged up and ready to be delivered to a hospital, first responder, or assis...
04/06/2020

This is what 140 face shields look like all bagged up and ready to be delivered to a hospital, first responder, or assisted living facility in need. Our Craft Lab is now a PPE assembly room, with tables and racks set up for sanitary production. We are building PPE as fast as we can thanks to your generous donations! https://buff.ly/2UDbxcj

We now have hands-free door openers installed for Hackerspace PPE production thanks to @octosavvi. Our doors have been o...
04/05/2020

We now have hands-free door openers installed for Hackerspace PPE production thanks to @octosavvi. Our doors have been outfitted with a modified metal bracket ($2.59 at Fred Meyer) along with some bending and grinding to create a step and pull. Great hack!

Did you know we have a 100% volunteer team working day and night to produce and deliver PPE to the PDX area? They laser ...
04/05/2020

Did you know we have a 100% volunteer team working day and night to produce and deliver PPE to the PDX area? They laser cut, 3D print, organize logistics, manage software infrastructure, deliver raw materials, fix tools, and much more. Thank you volunteers! More info here: https://pdxhs.org/covid-19

We were honored to donate face shields to the Tualatin Valley Firefighter's Union for protection for use in their first ...
03/31/2020

We were honored to donate face shields to the Tualatin Valley Firefighter's Union for protection for use in their first responder duties in our local community. Thank you so much to TVF&R for your inspiring and heroic work. Support our PPE production here: ko-fi.com/pdxhs

03/29/2020
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We continue to produce and donate face shields, with the demand increasing daily. To do the most good for the most people we now have the option, ko-fi.com/pdxhackerspace, to help keep us creating face shields for first responders and hospitals. Thank you so much for your support!

PDX Hackerspace is in full swing producing face shields and other PPE. Yesterday we donated over 50 to medical professio...
03/27/2020

PDX Hackerspace is in full swing producing face shields and other PPE. Yesterday we donated over 50 to medical professionals in OR and CA, and a team at PSU is evaluating a new laser cut face shield prototype. If your organization needs face shields or other PPE please contact us through our web site. https://pdxhs.org

03/11/2020

Our Hackerspace has implemented a social distancing mitigation strategy. This means that, among other things, upcoming non-essential public events are being converted to virtual events or cancelled. #COVID19 #CancelEverything

It's back! This Friday (2/21) is Stitch Social, starting at 7PM, in our cozy Hackerspace lounge and you are all invited!...
02/19/2020
Stitch Social

It's back! This Friday (2/21) is Stitch Social, starting at 7PM, in our cozy Hackerspace lounge and you are all invited! Bring your knitting, crocheting, crafting, or fiber arts WIP to show off. All skill levels welcome!

Fri, Feb 21, 2020, 7:00 PM: Calling knitters, crocheters, embroiderers, crafters, and fiber artists of all stripes to the PDX Hackerspace lounge for project time, inspiration, and great community.Brin

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7608 N Interstate Ave
Portland, OR
97217

Take the MAX Yellow line to the Lombard stop. We're right across the street on the east side of Interstate.

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You guys remain my heroes! Keep up the great work.
I am so happy with your organization. You are productive, supply education, encourage kids, and help with startup businesses. I've watched you grow from day one. I saw the effort you put into transforming that beat up commercial building into the spectacular and lively work place it is today. I am proud and grateful that we were able to supply the building.
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