Upcoming Family Make Night: Screenprinting

Join us on 7/19 to explore Screenprinting. This is a great project for family members of all ages and one of our newest projects at DHF.

RSVP here

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Each family will get to make their own screenprinted t-shirt. We will be using fabric ink and vinyl to make a cool personalized t-shirt!

Doors Open: 6:30pm; Arrive by 7:30pm to complete the activity.

PLEASE NOTE: We request that you bring a t-shirt, DHF will not provide any shirts. Thank you!

For more details and to RSVP, check out our Meetup page – Family Make Night: Screenprinting

Ultimate Family Make Night is here!

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We are so excited about our Ultimate Family Make Night event happening tonight at the Tech Center! We have a great selection of projects we are thrilled to share with our community at this special edition Family Make Night.

It’s not too late to join us for Ultimate Family Make Night! Find all the information and RSVP on Meetup.

However, we are even MORE excited that a few other organizations have joined in with us to host a Family Make Night-like event at their sites throughout the week. We are happy to have other joining in with a mission to help families make awesome things together.

The events listed below are all taking place throughout the Baltimore County Public Library system at various locations. We encourage all of you to check these events out if they are close to you. You can also follow along on social media with all of our events with the hashtags #ultimateFMN, #weekofmaking, #nationofmakers on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

 

Family Make Night
All Ages (Children under 8 with adult)
Join us for a special Family Make Night! Come in with your family and create stomp rockets to blast off as we celebrate the National Week of Making! No registration required.
Randallstown Library
Tuesday – June 16, 2015 – 6:30 pm

Family Make Night
All Ages (Children under 8 with adult)
Join us for a special Family Make Night! Come in with your family and create stomp rockets to blast off as we celebrate the National Week of Making! No registration required.
Woodlawn Library
Tuesday – June 16, 2015 – 6:30 pm

Makerspace Mondays
School Age
Flex your creative muscles while exploring technology, science and art. Registration required.
Rosedale Library
Monday – June 15, 2015 – 4:00 pm

Week of Making Extravaganza!
School Age
In celebration of the Week of Making, come to Hereford branch this afternoon and try your hand at Circuitry! We will have three stations set up for you to choose from: Paper Circuits, Squishy Circuits, and Snap Circuits. Registration suggested.
Hereford Library
Thursday – June 18, 2015 – 2:30 pm

Family Coding Camp
Design and invent together using creative tools like Scratch and MaKey MaKey.
You’ll learn to program your own games, animations, and stories.
Registration required. (THIS CAMP SERIES IS FULL.)
Catonsville Library
Saturday – June 13, 12:00pm

Seeking Volunteer with PHP/MySQL experience

Do you have experience with PHP and MySQL? Do you want to put your skills to use to help DHF bring technology education to more youth? Digital Harbor Foundation is looking for a volunteer to help us build out the front end of our student database. We’re looking for someone with the following technical experience:

  • Experience w/ PHP and MySQL required.
  • Experience w/ Laravel or other PHP frameworks desired.

Does this sound like you? Email Greer Mellon at greer@digitalharbor.org for more information.

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Summer 2015 3D Printing Educator Workshops

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As we head into summer, we are preparing our offerings for educators and have a full calendar of technical and maker workshops open.  Are you an educator with an interest in 3D Printing? If your answer is “Yes!”, you won’t want to miss out on our upcoming 3D Printing for Educators Workshop in July & August 2015.

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This 4-day training will prepare educators of many types to get started with 3D printing in their learning space. We will cover the technical skills needed to use and maintain your 3D printer, the software used for 3D designing and printer control, as well as activities and ideas for integrating 3D printing into your program. Every participant in the workshop will receive a 3D Printing Starter Kit, which includes a Printrbot Simple 3D Printer and mini tool kit.

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With the help of our 3D Assistance team here at the Tech Center, all workshop participants will have a reliable support group to help with any issues with their 3D Printer during the workshop.

Again, this workshop is intended for educators who work in many learning spaces. Previous participants have included librarians & media specialists, K-12 classroom teachers, and afterschool program providers.

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To learn more about the workshop and get all of the details, visit our 3D Printing for Educators workshop page. You can also read our recap post from the March 2015 workshop and check out our Flickr album for the workshop.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at contact@digitalharbor.org. We hope to see you at our next workshop!

Upcoming Family Make Night: May 26

Join us for May Family Make Night to make Paper Rockets and explore principles of flight!

May Family Make Night will take place on Tuesday, May 26 at the Tech Center. Doors Open: 7pm, Arrive by 8:00pm to complete the activity.

To RSVP, please visit this page: Family Make Night: Paper Rockets

Each family will learn to make straw rockets and larger paper rockets. We will also show you how to make your own launcher at home and use our SUPER LAUNCHER to blast our paper rockets into the sky!

This event will occur rain or shine!

Ideal Participant:

• Aged 4+ (An adult must be with each group)

Skills Needed:

• Coloring
• Cutting

Time Required:

• Instruction – 10 minutes

• Activity – 30 minutes

• Launching Fun – 20 minutes

• Doors Open: 7pm

• Arrive by 8:00pm to complete the activity

For parking and location info visit:http://old.digitalharbor.org/visit-us/

We hope to see you there!

Be A Part of FabSlam 2015

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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 the kitchen.

We welcome teams of youth (with an adult coach) to register and join us to compete in this 3D printing competition. It doesn’t matter where you are geographically located, as long as you can attend the FabSlam Showcase at the end of the program.

Ready to Register? Click here!

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What is FabSlam?

FabSlam is a multi-week, team-based, digital fabrication competition where youth learn and practice design, iteration, and rapid prototyping skills primarily focused on 3D Design and 3D Printing. A challenge theme is presented and each team works to develop a product that fits the theme and meets any accompanying requirements. Each team works with a Coach to help guide the team through the challenge and aid in documentation.

FabSlam culminates in a FabSlam Showcase where teams will present their their products to a panel of judges and a public audience for review and feedback.

Register Your Team Today!