3D printed replacement tubes for a Centrifuge device.
Repairing a Hospital Suction Pump at Gearbox Makerspace
Michael fixing a broken Oxygen Flow meter at St.Patricks Hospital in Kayole
Mechanical Engineers repairing a broken suction machine at Gearbox Makerspace
Oxygen Flow Meter Replacement Part
Technical University Makerspace in Nairobi
3D Printing with Resin at Technical University of Kenya
Richard Repairing a hospital weighing Scale at Gearbox
Wooden Fetoscopes from 3D printed molds
Today we got these wooden fetoscopes (Fetal stethoscopes – used to listen to a baby’s heartbeat in the womb) back from the carpenters. We’re excited about them because of the process by which they were made.
Fetoscopes have previously been made by Field Ready and design files existed to 3D print one. We then took this to a local carpenter who was able to copy the design with wood turned on a lathe. We gave one wooden fetoscope to a clinic to test and they told us it was even better than the plastic ones! This is the next batch of wooden ones that will go out for testing in maternity clinics in Nairobi and beyond.
We think this production method offers great potential – 3D printing a sample from a digital file to make sure the design is right, then getting it replicated locally in cheap, readily available materials by skilled makers – delivering a high quality product at low cost with a short supply chain.
Makernet at St.Patricks Hospital in Kayole, Kenya.
A Doctor at Maria Maternity Clinic testing 3D Printed Fetoscope
3D Printed replacement tubes for a Suction Unit
Repaired Suction Unit
Michael the Project Coordinator of Makernet fixing some maternity devices
Before and After Repair of Hospital oxygen Flow Meter
Doctors at Maria Maternity Cinic testing out a repaired Ultrasonic Fetal Monitor
Hospital Suction Unit
Some medical prescriptions require a patient to consume half a pill and splitting small pills into two halves can be challenge. This pill splitter can split pills of any sizes into two equal halves.