Be Part of the Solution

Hello Maker Community,

We hope this email finds you well and coping with home schooling, social distancing and an early spring bout of snow.

We want to share with you some more information on how you can be part of the community of innovative people trying to help put their talents, skills and resources to use as part of the solution.

  • You can put your spare computer resources to use to help researchers find treatments that can have an impact on how COVID-19 impacts people.  For many years a dedicated team of researchers have been running a massive distributed computing project to simulate protein folding to find cures and therapies for a diseases such as Alzheimers and Cancer .  They have recently prioritized their efforts on finding solutions to COVID-19. The point is to generate the data necessary to discover treatments that can have an impact on how this virus affects humanity. The Folding@home software allows you to share your unused computer power with them, so they can research cures and treatments for COVID-19. While you are working from home, why not put your office computer or unused server or part of your home computer to work.

    The Claremont MakerSpace has dedicated all of our spare computer resources to this task, and we encourage you to do so too.  If you want to join our team, we’re team #247608

    You can find information about the project in the following locations:
    The Folding@home website

    Hackaday has two detailed articles explaining the project and how to download, install and configure on your computer. Remember, if you want to join the Claremont MakerSpace Folding@home team, we’re team #247608.

     Hackaday March 18, 2020 and a followup article from March 22, 2020

  • Join the new Claremont MakerSpace Community Forums. We’re hoping that this can be a resource for local makers to coordinate efforts, share ideas, inspiration and projects for groups and organizations that need help. You can create an account on the new CMS Community Forums using your google account, or Facebook.  

    Claremont MakerSpace Members should select “with LDAP” when you create an account, and then use your the same username and password that you use for Claremont MakerSpace network computing account (your username will be your.name. If you need to reset your CMS network computing password, you can do so at https://claremontmakerspace.org/membersonly/#myaccount)

     
  • Follow us on Facebook.  We’ve been posting information on projects and ideas that other MakerSpaces are working on and information on projects you can undertake right now and make a difference. We’re also posting regular updates on designs and requests from the medical community on what they need, and how they would prefer they are designed and delivered.

     
  • Plan C From Maker Space From Make: – Learn how a grassroots uprising of makers, engineers and others are creating a backup plan for the backup plan for COVID-19. This is about the people and projects of Plan C from Maker Space.
  • Mighty Small is a NH initiative to connect people with downtown businesses that are offering unique and inventive ways to access goods and services.  The site includes a Resource and Adaptation Guide strategies to help businesses navigate the current crisis.

 Be safe, be healthy and keep makin’,

The Claremont MakerSpace Team