Pagers Show How to Help COVID-19 First Responders
Pagers affiliated with the Houston makerspace community are part of a local movement among fabricators to create thousands of face shields for regional medical personnel and first responders. The Page makerspace team has been utilizing the firm’s capabilities and supplies donated to the cause. Now, they have developed a blueprint from an assembled directory of resources for creating personal protection equipment that anyone can follow, regardless of skill level.
To view a hyperlinked version of the resource map shown above, click here or on COVID-19 Help from Home under Resources on this page.
Page Shop Manager/ Fabrication Consultant Cody King learned of the effort being undertaken by TXRX, a local makerspace lab, when they sought volunteers to help create personal protection equipment (PPE). Cody and fabrication consultant intern Rosa Gomez worked to spread the word among the maker community, sought volunteers with sewing skills and assisted with the fundraising efforts of a GoFundMe account.
TXRX had set up a contactless system to safely and efficiently collect produced pieces, then sanitize them. When the City of Houston announced a stay-at-home order in March, Cody simply took the printers home to continue the efforts from there. Page is proud of people like Cody and Rosa for their initiative and support of community needs.
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