covid-19

Plan C: Chicago Shield Part 3 – Who’s Not in the Network

Plan C: Chicago Shield Part 3 – Who’s Not in the Network

  Part 3: Who’s Not in the Network Ray Doeksen is a veteran of the Iraq War, and a member of American Legion and the VFW in Chicago. His background is industrial design yet Ray’s superpower is being a connector. In his words, he has “his fingers in everything”, which includes Pumping Station One makerspace […]

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Plan C: Chicago Shield Part 2 — The Solin Flat Pack Face Shield

Plan C: Chicago Shield Part 2 — The Solin Flat Pack Face Shield

  Part 2: The Solin Flatpack Face Shield Jeff Solin teaches Computer Science and runs the makerspace at Lane Technical High School in Chicago. Lane Tech is a mammoth, old-style public high school building that serves 4,500 students. Down one of its many wings, Jeff Solin has developed LTMakers Lab over the last six years. […]

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Plan C: Chicago Shield: Part 1 – A Mesh Network for Making Face Shields

Plan C: Chicago Shield: Part 1 – A Mesh Network for Making Face Shields

  Part 1: A Mesh Network for 3D Printing Face Shields “They’re making whatever we can get them to make.” —Jay Margalus The Haul from DePaul Jayson “Jay” Margalus is the faculty director of makerspaces at DePaul University. He is also President of SpaceLab, a non profit community makerspace in his hometown of Mokena, Illinois. […]

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Plan C: Chicago Shield – Introduction

Plan C: Chicago Shield – Introduction

  This series of articles, Chicago Shield, is about the COVID-19 response organized by a group of makers who knew each other through Chicago’s network of makerspace. They created a “mesh network” to organize the production and distribution of face shields, starting in Chicago and the suburbs. They called it the Illinois PPE Network. Within […]

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There’s No Better Time For a Drink: 15 Recipes From Latte to Mead

There’s No Better Time For a Drink: 15 Recipes From Latte to Mead

Like the rest of the world, we’re cooped up in our homes and frankly, there’s never been a better time for a drink. We’ve gone through our archives and found a whole pile of recipes for drinks and drink related materials that you can make in your home, both alcoholic and non. Lets start with […]

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A Glorious Avalanche of Makerspaces in the News

A Glorious Avalanche of Makerspaces in the News

As a reader of Make Magazine, you’re probably already well aware that makers are really coming through right now, creating all kinds of needed gear for people who are working in hospitals and essential businesses. We’ve seen, and told, a few stories ourselves. However, you might not be aware of just how massive the scale […]

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<i>Where the Hell Are the Ventilators?</i> Here’s the List of 80 Open Source Projects, Scored and Ranked

Where the Hell Are the Ventilators? Here’s the List of 80 Open Source Projects, Scored and Ranked

Robert Read and his group have compiled a scored ranking of over 80 open source ventilator projects.

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