What to Know
- Answering a hospital’s call to donate masks, gloves and protective eyewear, exhibit developers at the Exploratorium realized they had the tools to build tailor-made safety equipment from scratch
- The prototype face shields and other PPE evolved into open-source designs distributed under the name Something Labs, and also manufactured at small plants throughout the Bay
- Maker Nexus, a non-profit maker space in Sunnyvale, worked with South Bay hospitals to create a different set of open-source designs that are easily laser cut and 3D printed by volunteers
Sam Haynor had finally landed his dream job.
After visiting the Exploratorium for the first time when he was 9 years old, he fell in love with the museum’s hands-on way of teaching kids about science.
“The first time that a job came up here in my adult life, I applied for it and got very lucky,” he said.