When Gov. Charlie Baker ordered all non-essential businesses in Massachusetts closed on March 24, a community “maker space” where members can 3D print, laser-cut, weave on a loom and do other large-scale crafts, found itself having to make a decision.
“It’s kind of a shock to your system when suddenly you realize in one week we’re closing and all of the people who are coming in to take classes and to be part of our community are not coming anymore,” said Hayley Greenberg, an engineer who co-founded The Makery at Coolidge Corner.
Greenberg and her team heard about the shortage of personal protective equipment for those on the front lines in the battle against the coronavirus and wanted to help. So they started researching what they could do to help the community using their skills and the resources at The Makery and at the Brookline Teen Center.
“Everybody on our team…