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Here at the Digital Harbor Foundation we firmly believe that financial capacity should never be a barrier to participation in our programs. Thanks to some amazing funders (such as the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation, the David Warnock Foundation, the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, the Venable Foundation, the Bowe-Stewart Foundation, the Maker Education Initiative, our entire […]

Our Youth Are “Making Stuff”

Digital Harbor Foundation was recently selected to be a host site for PBS Nova’s Making Stuff Outreach program. The groundbreaking initiative created a national network of sites passionate about empowering youth and advancing STEM education through creative experiments. There are four sessions each focusing on a different scientific concept. The workshops provide hands-on experience in […]

Happenings in the MegaLab

It’s been a little over a month since we kicked off our second cohort of Maker Foundations Youth and welcomed back our first generation of Tech Center Members to the space. What a busy month it’s been! Maker Foundations Our new group of Maker Foundations Youth brought 32 new smiling faces and curious minds to […]

Tutorial: ArtBot

An ArtBot is a fun little robot that you can make with a few common (and inexpensive) items.  Then you can let your ArtBot loose and have it draw all sorts of fun pictures for you! What You Will Need: A foam pool noodle (the kind with a hollow center) 4 markers 2 rubber bands An […]

FabSlam – Version 3

Register Your Team Here What is FabSlam? FabSlam is a multi-week, team-based, digital fabrication challenge where youth learn and practice design, iteration, and production skills primarily focused on 3D Design and 3D Printing. Youth participants learn the basics of digital design and modeling and use industry-based tools and equipment to produce objects from those designs […]

March Events at the DHF Tech Center

Happy March! Hopefully spring will make an appearance soon. I love snow but I am ready for flowers and chirping birds! Just a reminder: registration is open for our Summer 2014 Maker Camp. More information can be found here.  Sunday, March 2- Thursday March 6, SxSW Edu – DHF staffers Andrew, Shawn, and Steph will […]

March Family Make Night

Come celebrate the Winter thaw and welcome Spring with us at the March Family Make Night! To prepare for the final cold days we might encounter in March, we have prepared an activity that will help brighten up the last few Winter weeks – Art Bots! Art Bots are simple robots made from common household […]

Light Up Valentines

Welcome to February Family Make Night! We are very excited to offer you three projects from which to choose this evening. Each project is listed below with the links to the instructions and stations for each are around the room. Have fun! You Light Up My Life Felt Heart with Conductive Thread Light Up Cards […]