C.H.A.M.P. Makerspace is ready to make PPE for area hospital workers, but could use some help.
CANTON TWP. Masks, face shields and and other personal protection equipment are in high demand and members of C.H.A.M.P. Makerspace are trying to help.
Bill Locke, the club’s president, and his members — following designs found online — are using 3D printers and laser cutters to create the face shields.
They also have packaged kits with fabric and straps that can be used to sew cloth masks. Then there are special door pulls — shaped like the letter “a” — that grab and open door lever without touching the handle. Nasal swabs made from plastic have been made for Akron Children’s Hospital.
“I like to build stuff. No reason. Just because,” said Locke, who works full time as an IT professional.
Making stuff is what Locke does the rest of the time at C.H.A.M.P. Makerspace. Being…