Make & Donate Masks
Here are some mask making tutorials and helpful information to get started on making a mask. There are also links to organizations accepting masks for donation, if you want to make masks that fit their specifications.
Please Note: The CDC advises the use of simple cloth face coverings to slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus but do not know it from transmitting it to others. Cloth face coverings fashioned from household items or made at home from common materials at low cost can be used as an additional, voluntary public health measure. CDC DIY Mask Guidelines >
> > HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN
> > CDC GUIDELINES
Familiarize yourself with CDC guidelines and etiquette when creating and wearing homemade cloth masks. CDC DIY Mask Guidelines >
> > JOIN LOCAL EFFORTS
Join local community efforts to make and donate masks that meet the specifications outlined by hospitals and other frontline workers:
> > FIND OUT MORE
We’ll be adding more resources and workshops on mask making. Subscribe to our mailing list to hear when we add new information.
Join us for our online workshops and ongoing web series. EXLAB Students Assistants and special guests will teach you step by step how to make at home. Choose to stream or interact in these online sessions.
Crochet with Rene
> > Tuesdays & Thrusdays, 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Looking to pick up a new skill? Twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays, EXLAB presents Crochet with René, a workshop where you will learn with others all about different types of yarns, what you need to crochet, and how to crochet different kinds of stitches and patterns. This workshop will start at the very basics and work its way up to more complicated stitches while providing many suggested patterns to try.
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> > Tuesdays at 2 p.m.
For those interested in learning how to design an object for 3D printing, Georgia State’s EXLAB has put together a two-part series covering Tinkercad, a free Auto Desk CAD software. The first workshop steps you through how to create, tinker, and export in the software. Once you’ve become comfortable with the software, the second part showcases your creativity as you design a personalized robot to 3D print.