Celebrating International Day of the Girl Child at DHF


Women today are often faced with the challenge of being largely underrepresented in the tech world, but at DHF, in contrast, women represent around 40% of participants in programs semester to semester. In an effort to give girls a platform in STEM, the young women of DHF partnered with Wide Angle Youth Media at the … Continue reading Celebrating International Day of the Girl Child at DHF

Video Celebrating Girls in STEM


Watch, like, and share this video to show your support for girls in STEM! On December 19, 2011, the United Nations General Assembly designated October 11th as the International Day of the Girl Child, or Day of the Girl. This day “focuses attention on the need to address the challenges girls face and to promote … Continue reading Video Celebrating Girls in STEM

Baltimore Youth Participate in Inaugural Youth Hackathon at DHF


In February, DHF youth member, Bella, approached our Youth Steering Committee with an idea to have a Youth Hackathon. The hackathon would be organized and hosted by the Youth Steering Committee and open to youth in the Baltimore area ages 12 to 18. The idea of the hackathon would be to create a space for … Continue reading Baltimore Youth Participate in Inaugural Youth Hackathon at DHF

DHF Youth Organize A Youth Hackathon


We are excited to announce that this year our youth are bringing a hackathon like no other to Digital Harbor Foundation. This hackathon, officially titled Harbor Hacks, is a hackathon organized by youth for youth. For more information and to register visit: http://harborhacks.org Harbor Hacks, the Back Story After participating in several local hackathons, one … Continue reading DHF Youth Organize A Youth Hackathon

Baltimore Youth Solve Transportation Problems with Digital Fabrication


Last week, DHF hosted our 6th FabSLAM Showcase as the culminating event for this cycle of the annual digital fabrication challenge. This year, during FabSLAM, Baltimore-area youth were prompted to identify a problem they might encounter using any form of transportation and then use digital fabrication methods, like 3D printing or laser cutting, to create … Continue reading Baltimore Youth Solve Transportation Problems with Digital Fabrication

Aeroponics Study Comes to Life


During my Youth Works employment at the Digital Harbor Foundation, I created an Arduino Hydroponics System. I first began by researching hydroponics. Hydroponics is a method of growing plants without using soil. There are many different forms of Hydroponics. They range in size and complexity. Here are a few different styles: I choose to do … Continue reading Aeroponics Study Comes to Life

FabSLAM Baltimore 2017 Launches Today


Wow…it’s so hard to believe that this is our 6th cycle of FabSLAM! We are so excited to continue this program this year and to announce our challenge theme today. What is FabSLAM? FabSLAM is our annual, multi-week, team-based, digital fabrication competition. During this competition youth learn and practice design, iteration, and rapid prototyping skills … Continue reading FabSLAM Baltimore 2017 Launches Today

3D Mapping MD


Inspired by the We The Builders project, Casey Kirk from the Maryland State Department of Education reached out to us with a concept for a similar project.  She wanted to create a topographical map of Maryland with pieces contributed from students from each county. How It Was Done This project was split into two main … Continue reading 3D Mapping MD

Northumberland Makers: Building Confidence through Teaching Electronics


The makerspace class at Northumberland Christian School is on mission to explore the world of technology and innovation. We seek to be part of ideas that collide with real-world opportunities. We don’t just want our students to create. We want our students to create with purpose. The things we make, the ideas we are exploring, … Continue reading Northumberland Makers: Building Confidence through Teaching Electronics

Youth Project: Raspberry Pi Touchscreen


Hello again, this is Bella Palumbi, back today with another recent project I’ve worked on at the Tech Center. If you’d like to check out my previous post, you can see it here: Raspberry Pi Time-Lapse Camera. This project was to connect a Raspberry Pi to a touchscreen. The idea was to be able to … Continue reading Youth Project: Raspberry Pi Touchscreen