The Spring 2015 cohort of Maker Foundations is now in full-swing! This newest group of 54 youth have persevered through the winter weather disruption and have begun to create amazing things! The Mega Lab is continually buzzing with excitement as the Maker Foundations youth are eagerly learning new technology skills. As an introductory Maker activity, … Continue reading Maker Foundations Spring 2015
We are excited to announce that the White House has invited DHF youth Sierra Seabrease, a 15 year old Baltimore City youth, to present at the 2015 White House Science Fair today! We are so proud of her accomplishment. At the Science Fair, Sierra is exhibiting a digital piano jukebox that she designed at Digital Harbor Foundation. Sierra … Continue reading DHF Youth Sierra Seabrease Is Presenting at White House Science Fair!
Are you interested in getting involved at the DHF Tech Center and helping youth? Do you have a career in a technology field? If the answer to both of these questions is YES, then this message is for you! One of our goals at DHF is to create an environment that inspires youth to make … Continue reading Seeking Volunteer Guest Speakers
The first layer of a 3D print is one of the most important. It sets the stage for the rest of the print. I relate it to the old adage questionably attributed to Abraham Lincoln, “If I had 5 minutes to cut down a tree, I would use two-and-a-half minutes to sharpen my axe.” I … Continue reading First Layer Problems: Solved
We are excited to announce our 4th cycle of FabSlam this week! We are kicking off FabSlam 2015 today with the announcement of our theme and open registration for youth teams. This cycle’s theme is KITCHEN! For this challenge theme, teams should design and create a product that solves a problem someone could encounter in … Continue reading Be A Part of FabSlam 2015
We are excited to announce the first winners of the DHF Perpetual Innovation Fund Prize, an initiative we launched in January 2014 to provide a free 3D printer and training to educators who plan to start a 3D printing youth enterprise at their school. Each educator-led youth enterprise that receives funding commits to paying forward … Continue reading Announcing the First Winners of the DHF Perpetual Innovation Fund Prize!
“How long does a roll of 3D printer filament last?” I get asked this question a lot and people are unsatisfied when you say “it depends.” So I decided to use the information we’ve been tracking on the models our youth are printing and get a better idea of how far a roll of filament … Continue reading How long does a roll of 3D printer filament last?
Maker Educator: 3D Printing Night is our most recent offering from DHF’s Center of Excellence with the focus on bringing together educators to learn, create and, inspire each other. The Maker Educator Meetup is designed to focus on three key components: review of new technology tools, hands-on learning techniques to apply the covered materials, and networking … Continue reading Maker Educator: 3D Printing Night Recap