As campus closures remain in effect due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students and faculty continue to face the challenges that accompany virtual learning. City College’s Makerspace has been shut down as well, leaving Maker majors without equipment and faculty guidance to complete tactile projects, hone their skills and make valuable connections in a safe environment.
Employing their skills as needleworkers and expert craftsmen, some Makers have made cloth masks.
“I have my 87-year-old mother sewing face masks at home in isolation with patterns you can download online. It’s not medical, but in a smoky fire, a wet bandana works,” said Tom Cappelletti, Makerspace faculty project director. “They’re going to be in demand for the next few months.”
But some Makerspace students are embarking on a project to answer the current need…