How the Open Source Ventilator Project Went from Design to Build in Record Time

Judy Warner
|  Created: September 22, 2020  |  Updated: February 5, 2021
How the Open Source Ventilator Project Went from Design to Build in Record Time

Dugan Karnazes (Velocity Research), Rob Cooke (Calumet Electronics), and Chris Denney (Worthington Assembly) join the OnTrack podcast to relay their experiences while working on the OSV (Open Source Ventilator) project. The OSV project is a global coalition formed entirely of volunteer engineers, corporations, manufacturers, and hospital systems which helped alleviate world-wide ventilator shortages at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Learn how Dugan, Rob, and Chris helped the Open Source Ventilator project design, manufacture, and supply ventilators in record time.

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Show Highlights:

Introduction to Dugan Karnazes, Rob Cooke, and Chris Denney 
When engineering projects go viral: How the OSV (Open Source Ventilator) Project began
”30 minutes I’ll never forget” — How Chris Denney joined the OSV project
”Let’s just make this thing happen” — Why OSV isn’t your everyday engineering project
How Rob Cooke joined the Open Source Ventilator project
“Using Altium 365 is like engineering with cheat codes” — Coordinating the OSV project
Chris Denney on how Altium 365 eliminated needless delays
How software like G Suite and Altium 365 are fundamentally changing the future of design
The biggest thing we can do to impact our industry
How the industry is streamlining design by making geography irrelevant

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About Author

About Author

Judy Warner has held a unique variety of roles in the electronics industry for over 25 years. She has a background in PCB Manufacturing, RF and Microwave PCBs and Contract Manufacturing, focusing on Mil/Aero applications. 

She has also been a writer, blogger, and journalist for several industry publications such as Microwave Journal, PCB007 Magazine, PCB Design007, PCD&F, and IEEE Microwave Magazine, and an active board member for PCEA (Printed Circuit Engineering Association). In 2017, Warner joined Altium as the Director of Community Engagement. In addition to hosting the OnTrack Podcast and creating the OnTrack Newsletter, she launched Altium's annual user conference, AltiumLive. Warner's passion is to provide resources, support, and advocate for PCB Design Engineers worldwide.

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