MakerSpace is put to good use during the COVID-19 Crisis
Thursday, March 26, 2020
St. Louis, MO
 
Mark Strahm, our receptionist and STEM teacher, was contacted by members of other maker spaces here in Saint Louis yesterday asking for our help in producing medical face Shields for hospitals in the Saint Louis area in response to the current Covid-19 crisis.
 
After getting approval from Mr. Brian Ryherd, principal and Mrs. Sarah Donnelly, assistant principal and MakerSpace Coordinator, we have begun production of the frames for the face Shields. Our first 2 frames took 9 hours to produce.  However overnight members of the various maker spaces and Mark re-designed the frames so that now they only take 3 hours and 45 minutes to print.  At this rate we should be able to produce at least 8 per day and possibly more if another machine is deployed.
 
Thank you, Mark, for your willingness to serve our community in this way.  And thanks to Abiding Savior Lutheran School for allowing the MakerSpace to be used to possibly save lives and keep our front line people safe in hospitals.