Mechanical occupancy counter – 3D printed

Limiting the number of people inside a shop or venue can help to maintain social distancing. This 3D printed mechanical counter can be placed in the doorway of a shop or other venue to count the number of people inside. The parts list, instructions, and 3D files to build your own counter are available here: Instructables […]

Ultrasonic occupancy counter with Arduino and HC-SR04

Limiting the number of people inside a shop or venue can help to maintain social distancing. This simple Arduino project can be placed in the doorway of a shop or other venue to count the number of people inside. The parts list, instructions, and code for building your own counter are available here: Instructables We […]

PCA in Teaching: Empowering the public with Lego-based solutions to real problems

Through the winter semester this year 2nd year students at the University have completed PCA projects as part of their core teaching. Focusing on developing designs that anyone can build at home to reduce their risk of transmission, Students were tasked to develop devices that removed the need for contact with surfaces and buttons on […]

Social Distancing Glasses

Introduced as a measure to prevent the transmission of contagious disease, social distancing, or the act of maintaining a physical distance from others has inadvertently remained a restriction on society throughout this COVID-19 pandemic. Whilst many have followed guidance such as keeping 2m apart or complying with new and occasionally unclear distanced shopping systems, it’s […]

PCA Interaction Design @ La Tadeo – Challenge 3

The Product Design department at the Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano have been running PCA linked challenges as part of their Interaction Design course ‘Mediations’. For the third challenge students were required to design devices that could eliminate the risk of viral spread through cash transactions. Two of the resulting outputs are shown in the pictures below and demonstrate how […]

Voice Loudness Monitor – Instructable

A paper from 2019 found that speaking with a louder voice creates more aerosolised viral particles [Asadi et al. 2019]. This simple Arduino project reminds people to not shout unnecessarily. It could be used in classrooms, meeting rooms or any other setting where people are talking. The equipment list, instructions and code are available here: […]

PCA Interaction Design @ La Tadeo – Challenge 2

The Product Design department at the Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano have been running PCA linked challenges as part of their Interaction Design course ‘Mediations’. For the second challenge students were required to design games that could help educate or combat misinformation about the virus’ spread and causes. The resulting outputs (as shown in the pictures) demonstrate a wide range […]

The Workshop App goes live for alpha testing

The Workshop is a job scheduling tool for coordinating manufacturing in areas such as university workshops. It’s a collaborative initiative between the DMF lab’s project clean access, and industry partner CFMS. It has been developed to enable the continued functioning of University manufacturing centres by assisting the transition to more virtual interaction with students and […]