Courtesy of Kas Pereira
Student employees at Foothill College’s makerspace brought 3D printers home and are helping create face shields for health-care workers.
Amid nationwide shortages of personal protective equipment for health-care professionals, Foothill College’s makerspace is pitching in and using its seven 3D printers to help make face shields for front-line workers.
Although the college’s campus is closed, staff at the makerspace, including student employees, have taken the 3D printers home and are working around the clock to print face shield components.
“They’re working off-and-on 24/7,” said Gay Krause, executive director of the Krause Center for Innovation at Foothill College, which the makerspace is part of. “It’s quite a commitment from them to be doing that.”
Foothill College is taking part in a broader initiative organized by Maker Nexus, a…