About shawn

Shawn Grimes has nearly 20 years of experience as a technologist in a variety of fields including mobile, cyber security, and software engineering. He is the Executive Director and Director of Technology at the Digital Harbor Foundation where they use technology and maker skills to develop a blend of creativity and productivity in youth and educators.

Rolling Whiteboards

Rolling Whiteboards

Pre-fabricated rolling whiteboards are expensive, but you can easily assemble one yourself for half the cost!  Requirements This is a very easy project that requires only simple tools. You can do most of the project yourself with one person and a hammer. Difficulty Level:  Very Easy Number of Makers Needed:  One person is sufficient for all steps except for the […]

Art Bots

Art Bots

Using a few common, inexpensive items and an electronic toothbrush you can make a fun vibrating robot that makes unique art! Setup and Supplies Art Bots are a fun and easy project for makers of all ages and skill levels to enjoy. All you need are a few household objects, an inexpensive electric toothbrush, markers, […]

Galaxy Bots

Galaxy Bots

Galaxy Bots use simple circuitry and motors to create out-of-this-world art! You can use a Galaxy Bot to create Spin Art and Light Paintings. Setup and Supplies Building a Galaxy Bot is a fun and easy project that is suitable for all ages and skill levels.  You’ll need scissors, tape, a battery-operated motor, and a few other simple materials. After […]

Soldering Stations

Soldering Stations

Make soldering tools and equipment safely accessible to every corner of your makerspace with a sturdy mobile soldering station! Requirements Building a soldering station begins with constructing a Tool Cart (with longer foot beams) and then using a drill and other basic tools to add storage and work accessories specific to your soldering needs. Difficulty Level:  Intermediate, mostly because […]

Mobile Tool Cart

Mobile Tool Cart

Build a simple mobile tool cart to keep tools organized and accessible wherever you are in your makerspace. Requirements Assembling a rolling tool cart requires just one or two people, simple tools, and materials that can be cut in advance at your local hardware store. Difficulty Level:  Easy Number of Makers Needed:  All steps can be done […]