DIY UV Sterilizer Cart

The "UV CUBE"

UPDATES

Thank you for the over whelming interest in receiving a UV Cube Kit.

We have now closed the application and will be notifying teams by email by May 18th.

If you were not able to sign up for a cart do not worry. We will be posting NEW build instructions and open source tips and trick so that anyone can buy the supplies and make there own UV Cube for their own community.

UV - Cube Printable Documentation

Build Instructions

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Safety Warnings

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Operation Instructions

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Feedback Form

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waiver of Liability

The following document will be updated regularly with the latest instructions to build a UV-Cube

First Team 1305, a group of high school robotics students from North Bay, developed a DIY ultraviolet sterilizer that facilitates the cleaning and sterilization of personal protective equipment. They have two prototypes being used at the North Bay Regional Health Centre, in the emergency department and intensive care unit. The funds will allow them to further develop these prototypes and build an open source model to be shared internationally. They also plan to purchase the required material to build 50 units to donate to local hospitals and medical centres.

“The funds provided by Vale for the UV Sterilizer Project will have a positive impact on the people at risk of COVID-19 in our community and will help others to make a difference in their community, as well,” said Fionna Truong, First Team 1305 student. “The safety equipment and masks are key in keeping our first responders and those at risk safe. By being able to sterilize and reuse masks we will be able to continue protecting our community, and with the help from Vale, others will now be able to help their community.”

For more about the solutions being supported through the challenge, visit www.vale.com/canadacovid19challenge.

Build a UV Sterilizer Cart "UV CUBE" to help in your community.

  • We provide ALL the building materials required. (delivered with instructions)
  • You partner with a local faculty of front-line workers where the UV Sterilizer Cart can help make a difference.
  • You assemble (no special tools need).
  • You deliver to your local business in need.

Help make a difference and fill out the request form below

Materials have been ordered and we hope to be shipping starting May 22

The Need

Some small and medium health care centres may soon be in a position where they need to re-use PPE Personal Protective Equipment such as surgical masks and N95 respirators, face shields etc. As well, there is a need no find cost-effective ways to passively clean and sterilize personal equipment such as cell phones, communication badges like Vocera units, ID badges, goggles, etc.

Homemade solution "UV CUBE"

We have put together a DIY UV sterilizer usuable by a small institution if they are unable to locate or afford a proper industrial/commercial model. Benefit: it could be made by any clever teenager as a home project during the quarantine, and the parts are all obtainable locally or online. Downside: we have not had time to test it to determine how long it takes to sterilize the various items (?science fair project for said teenagers?). At the very worst, we suspect it is a safe, sterile cabinet to store soiled items during the standard cool-down periods

The Future

This is a rough but serviceable design, achievable anywhere. Both Prototypes are currently being used at our local hospital. We have also applied for funding so that hopefully we can purchase bulk supplies and have multiple people building units for their local health care locations.

Feedback appreciated

We will RELEASE new build instruction when we ship our first batch of UV CUBE's

Prototype #2

DIY UV Sterilizer Cart