We are writing with mixed emotions as we announce the closure of Make4Covid on December 31, 2023. Although we are past the tumultuous times of 2020 at the onset of COVID-19, reflecting on the incredible journey of Make4Covid fills us with gratitude. It has been an incredible journey, and we want to express our deepest thanks for your unwavering support, dedication, and generosity throughout the years.

While it’s difficult to say goodbye, we want to emphasize that the impact of your support will continue to resonate in the hearts and lives of those we’ve touched. Although Make4Covid may be closing its doors, the spirit of goodwill and community you’ve helped foster endures. 

SpotPOTS, a project started and funded by Make4Covid, is a testament of this. SpotPOTS is a tool which helps users test and learn about Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome, or POTS. We will be sending a separate email with more information about how you can support this newly formed 501(c)(3) nonprofit, but please visit in the meantime.

About Make4Covid

During the supply chain disruptions early in the pandemic, Colorado health care professionals and frontline personnel didn’t have the PPE they needed, so we decided to make it. In just a few months, Make4Covid rapidly grew a coalition of 2000 volunteers–makers, designers, artists and engineers, hobbyists and professionals, from across the state of Colorado and beyond. United in a common purpose, we collaboratively designed, manufactured and distributed essential equipment for Colorado’s health care workers and first responders.

What we accomplished

We came a long way in a short time by working together.


Pieces of PPE Delivered


Partner Organizations


Community Volunteers


Equipment Requests Fulfilled


How safe is your indoor space? Use Aerosolve to find out! The app will walk you through a step-by-step evaluation process and provide actionable recommendations to help you make your space as safe as possible.

Aerosolve is an open-source project based on MIT’s COVID-19 Indoor Safety Guideline. Learn more about it here.

The project is documented on GitHub.

Face Masks & Shields

Open source fabric mask and face shield designs.

Fabric Masks

Everyone has a drawer full of masks these days, but early on they were hard to come by.
Get the fabric mask designs here.

Face Shield

This basic but critical equipment protects healthcare workers by shielding their face, eyes, and N95 masks from droplet spray.
Get the face shield designs here.

N95 Mask & PAPR

Open source reusable N95 mask and PAPR designs.

Livingston Mask

This reusable respirator with a replaceable filters solves the problem of single use masks. Needs NIOSH testing to meet the stringent N95 standards.
Get the Livingston Mask designs here.

PAPR Hood and Pump

Our PAPR system, which went through initial NIOSH testing, provides excellent protection during high-exposure medical procedures.
Get the PAPR designs here.

The Playbook

Make4Covid was immensely–and somewhat surprisingly–successful, despite the challenges of operating rapidly and remotely during a pandemic. Since M4C’s inception, the number of participants has grown from a handful of friends and colleagues to dozens of volunteers offering time, skills, and resources in an effort to serve their community. Along the way, we developed effective procedures and gained critical experience that we want to share with others by way of this Playbook. If you’re building a collaborative online community, this document is for you!


Explore the Playbook here.

Community partners

Montrose Makerspace, Inc, Meow Wolf Denver, Women in 3D Printing, CU Denver, CU Anschutz Medical Campus, CU Boulder, Inworks, Red Rocks Community College, Respirogen, Plasticare, Prospect Life Sciences, Dassault Systèmes, UC Health, Fork Sand, Inc., Children’s Hospital, I Am A Maker, Fusion Specialties, MSU Denver Department of Art, SketchUp, Trimble Inc., Glassmith2, The Last Bastion, Inc, DURAPLAQ, Mountain Phoenix Spa, Reed-Custer High School, Colorado 3D Arts, BLDG 61: Boulder Public Library, Design Solutions, Inc., Powell Middle School of Littleton Public School District, Image360 – DTC, STONE Design Colorado, Cherry Creek School District, FireSmith Manufacturing Co., CleverFunnel, American Mountain Supply LLC, Colorado School of Mines, Pairon Solutions, LLC, CU Denver College of Arts & Media, Winter Monkey LLC, SoundKinetics, Joe Norman Sculpture, Love Pop, Zwart Design, Direct To Source, Lazer Designs, Twiggs & Co., BoldHue, Housefish, Free Radical Ventures, Manufactur3D, Factor[e] Ventures, HarperDB Inc., DireenTech Inc., Visual Confections, Big Orange Square LLC, KENT Systems, Central Custom Molding, University of Colorado Boulder, Colorado Printing Project, Save The Site, Metal Direct, Stuff N Things 3D, Chatfield Robotics Club, The Belin Experience Inc, Le Frigo, OmniProGear, Inc., Whitecap Mobile, Ruth Limited CNC & 3D, Ackerman & Sons Furniture Workshop, Strand Design, Coluho, Pikes Peak Makerspace, i3 Creations LLC,, University of Wyoming Student Innovation Center, Creation Station, SuperheroDIY, Axis 3D Printing, RSDesign, X Genesis, CU Science Discovery, Urban Sky, Boreas Ventures, Transform Hospitality Services Grp, Simpacti, Simpliforge Creations, American School of Warsaw, CSU Extension Americorps, Carnegie Mellon University, Flying Pig Designs LLC, Bart Group, LLC, CaberLight, Anne Thomas Couture, Project FDL, mcSquares, SolderWorks, Millennium Auto Body, Davis Design Consulting, LLC, The Gizmo Dojo, Hanover Schools, St. Luke’s Hospital, GearHub, Eden innovations, Philaminar 3D Printing, LLC, Loveland E-Nable Group, Two Bee Industries