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In Somerville and Lowell, do-it-yourselfers making it work

SOMERVILLE — On a recent Saturday morning, about 200 people gathered in a former envelope factory in Somerville.

Sitting on folding chairs and clutching coffee cups, they came from as far away as Guatemala and as near as Lowell to learn how to create a do-it-yourself workshop known as a makerspace.

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