Elon Musk’s Tesla ventilators are a thing of engineering beauty and ingenuity, ’cause he’s got his workers making ’em from scratch with stuff they got lying around their factories.
Tesla just posted a tutorial video of sorts, giving folks a sneak-peek at how exactly it’s making the 1,000-plus ventilators it’s already donated to Los Angeles … plus more they’re apparently cranking out right now. It’s fascinating … they’re literally re-purposing car parts.
Elon’s brainiac employees give a step-by-step walk-through of the first prototype the team built to donate to hospitals, and from what we can gather … it’s a massive contraption that, indeed, filters oxygen and CO2 in and out of a patient. We’ll let the experts explain how.
There’s more though … one guy goes on to explain that Tesla’s Model 3 vehicle and all of its internal systems are what power and keep track of these makeshift ventilators, which is crazy! They figured out a way to rewire stuff and make their operating system work for this cause.
With dudes like this in the lab, our chances at beating COVID-19 and treating those affected by it just went through the roof. Well done, fellas … you’re doing us proud.