Staunton Makerspace designs face shields for health care workers, first repsonders

Creative minds came together at the Staunton Makerspace to create face shields for local health care workers and first responders

with limited PPE supplies.

Eleanor Graham, president of the Staunton Makerspace, said two weeks ago, members began making prototypes of face shields. Makerspace volunteers began using 3D printing and laser cutting to try to manufacture the face shields.

After gathering prototypes, Graham said they asked nurses at Sentara RMH to test the shields and give them feedback about which one worked best for them.

After finding the perfect model, production began soon after.

“We’ve had volunteers here all week long from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. working on making these shields,” Graham said. “We’ve pulled in members of our community here, using our general members and their friends have come in and started making these shields as fast as we can.”

Graham said parts of the…

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