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

Youth Project: Raspberry Pi Time-Lapse Camera


Hi! I’m Bella Palumbi. I’ve been a member of the Tech Center for almost four years now, ever since I was eleven. In that time, I’ve worked on lots of different projects, including iPhone apps, websites, virtual reality experiences, and much more. Recently, I made a Raspberry Pi Time Lapse Camera. A Raspberry Pi is … Continue reading Youth Project: Raspberry Pi Time-Lapse Camera

Digital Harbor Foundation and Community College of Baltimore County Announce College Credit for After-school Courses


Digital Harbor Foundation (DHF) announced today a partnership with Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) to offer college credit to high school youth enrolled in DHF’s after-school program. The courses offered as part of this program are focused on Digital Fabrication. Upon completion of the after-school courses and accompanying requirements, high school youth enrolled in … Continue reading Digital Harbor Foundation and Community College of Baltimore County Announce College Credit for After-school Courses

DHF Admin Make Night


We are excited to announce our (almost) Spring Admin Make Night. Created for principals, assistant principals, and district administrators, the DHF Admin Make Night is designed to allow administrators to have fun and create with the STEM & Maker tools that are being made available to their students. Try your hand at 3D printing, program … Continue reading DHF Admin Make Night

Northumberland Makers: LEGO and LittleBits Birthday Parade Float


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: LEGO and LittleBits Birthday Parade Float