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DIY Heroes: Meet the Makers Featured in Make: Vol. 73

Virtually Maker Faire 2020

May 22nd-23rd

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The new issue of Make: magazine looks at the maker response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Join the make editorial team as they discuss the new issue with the various subjects that are profiled in its pages.
Connor Vallero, age 17— High school junior at Jesuit high school in Sacramento, CA.
Connor is active in the school cyber security team and has interest in computer science and medicine. He is experienced in 3-D printing and simple cad design. He helped with the foundations of the 3-D printing program while at middle school, and he volunteers as a docent for 3-D printing at the local library.

Randell Vallero, Physician, Gastroenterologist for Capitol Gastroenterology in Roseville, CA.
Randell graduated from NYU School of Medicine in 1996. He is the former Chief of Gastroenterology at Mercy San Juan Medical Center, and former Medical Director Sutter Roseville Endoscopy Center. Randell has been a maker (and destroyer) since childhood and loves to combine maker-science and medicine.

Sabrina Paseman is co-founder and inventor of She was previously at Apple as a Product Design Engineer. Bachelor of Science Degree in Biological Engineering and Master Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University.

Robert L. Read, PhD, founded Public Invention, dedicated to creating inventions in the public interest to be shared freely. Our motto is "Invent in the public, for the Public." He is also Chief Scientist at Skylight Digital, and was a Presidential Innovation Fellow in 2013 and co-founded 18F, a technology incubator within the federal government. Since March 15th, Public Invention has prioritized building an ecosystem of open source pandemic ventilators. The flagship project of this effort is the VentMon (, a tester/monitor for ventilators.

Bill Hemphill is an associate engineering professor at East Tennessee State University, and a designer and producer of laser-cut face shields.


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