GREENSBORO, N.C. — The makerspace community is built on the mindset of sharing ideas to solve problems, so when the pandemic paused projects, makers had to figure out a way to keep people working.
“The last eight months, I’m sure like everyone else, has felt like eight years. A lot of things have changed,” Forge Greensboro Executive Director Joe Rotondi said.
Forge Greensboro is a nonprofit community makerspace.
Rotondi says during the initial shutdowns, the organization lost about a third of its membership and had to cancel all classes and many of its workforce development programs.
The Forge moved toward partnering with local organizations to produce large-scale projects under a model called “contract services.”
One of the latest partners is the Children’s Museum of Alamance County.
The two organizations have had an ongoing relationship where…