Demonstrate the concepts powering a hovercraft with very common supplies.
Vibrobots are super cute and very simple to make. Build Time: Approximately 15 minutes Skills Needed: Basic scissor skills Tools: PVC Cutter Supplies: Toothbrush – the wider, the better Foam Tape vibration motor (pager motor) Coin Cell Battery Step-by-step guide Cut the head off of your toothbrush with your PVC cutter. Attach a small piece […]
Overview There are many types of makerspaces and a variety of ways you can get started with setting up your makerspace. The same 3 principles apply regardless of what type of makerspace you make: Allow people freedom to experiment Allow people to feel comfortable with failure Allow people the opportunity to progress and iterate Types […]
Overview Makerspaces can foster many valuable traits and mindsets in our youth. Makerspaces offer a chance to return to hands-on learning which is such a different experience for youth because traditional education as moved so far away from these types of opportunities. Valuing the Process In the book Zero to Maker, David Lang offers his […]
Makerspaces are generally a space to design and create things. A makerspace can be any size and any type of space where people create. It can be a corner of your room, a formal makerspace building within a community, and anything in between. Three Core Principles of Makerspaces Makerspaces allow people… freedom to experiment to […]
Generally, we define makers in two ways: Problem Solvers vs Problem Finders Producers vs Consumers At DHF, even though our programs are focused on technology, we operate under the assumption that everyone is a maker. There are many different forms of making and we welcome every type of maker into our staff and programs. What […]