The Makerspace shut down when the pandemic started, but mere weeks later, they shift their focus to making faceshields for the hospital.
“I would say we had about four different designs inside of a day,” said Adams. “We were bringing those up to the hospital and they were trying out different things. We had this design at about a week and a half and went into manufacturing pretty steadily from there.”
Altogether, they’ve made about 10,000 faceshields in the last year. The Royal Inland Hospital Foundation, which provided the Makerspace with a $5,000 grant to produce some of the shields, says people like Adams and Rankin have been life-savers for healthcare workers.
“They were incredible,” said CEO of the RIH Foundation Heidi Coleman. “Nicholas and his team, they were in there at night. They turned on the electricity and they were…