Tote Air Purifying Respirator (TAPR)

TAPR is a homemade Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR) to protect healthcare professionals from COVID19.

Health care professionals are out of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). As we all sit at home and practice social distancing, we can make PPE. The TAPR design is easy to make, the parts are readily available, it costs about $125, and it will help protect our health care professionals. COVID19 is on track to cause more deaths than World War 2. The time to act is now. Help make TAPRs!

If you have PPE to donate, or you build a TAPR, please go to Masks for Heroes to donate to a health care provider near you.

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    Please note that TAPR is not a FDA-regulated medical device, and has not been manufactured to the same degree of sterility as medical grade equipment. and all of its related affiliates and partners make no claims regarding the safety and efficacy of the PPE in preventing any disease or illness, including, but not limited to COVID-19.

    In utilizing the designs provided by, you are voluntarily electing to make the objects described. As such, by participating in this effort, you are releasing, waiving, and discharging releases from any and all liability, claims demands, actions, and causes of action whatsoever arising out of or related to any loss, damage, or injury, including death, that may be sustained by any individual or organization, while participating in these activities.


    This design is released under the Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 license.