Rhea Ramakrishnan, a Program Specialist in Digital Harbor Foundation’s Megalab, shares a few prompts program staff use to introduce youth to design in Tinkercad.
Digital Harbor Foundation Youth Projects On January 18th, Digital Harbor Foundation celebrated our 5th Anniversary with a showcase of our youth’s work. Over the course of 14 weeks, youth learned how to use electronic circuitry, programming, and digital fabrication tools and created projects that demonstrated their knowledge of their favorite skills. In this article, we’ll […]
What Is the Ozobot Bit? The Ozobot Bit is a color sensing robot that reads and responds to 23 possible codes. Users can control speed, direction, unlock special moves, activate timers, and play games. Inputs are created when the user draws paths for Ozobot to follow using four different colored markers. Ozobot reads these commands […]
A Group of Students at Perryville Middle School’s Makerspace Built Their Own Noise Monitor Last week, Scott Dellosso, an English teacher who leads Perryville Middle School’s Makerspace, gave the DHF Noise Monitor kit to a group of students exploring Arduino earlier this month. Since this project was their first introduction to Arduino, a few students were […]
Ashley Clancy, Digital Harbor Foundation’s Elementary Program Coordinator and Makerette, discusses the upcoming Makerettes Be the Light Lantern Party.
Congratulations! You have started a makerspace. If you have ever attended a workshop or event with the Digital Harbor Foundation, you have have heard these wise words: “You can’t buy a makerspace; you have to make one.”Shawn Grimes Truer words have never been said! You have to make the space to make it your […]
I don’t know about you but I love listening to music while I work and think. During design sessions or work sessions, it can be such a simple privilege to allow youth to listen to music while they work. One of the challenges that comes up when allowing students to listen to music while working […]
FlashPrint Slicing Overciew As you become more familiar with FlashPrint you’ll likely want to begin experimenting with the advanced slicing options. FlashPrint has several settings that you can tweak, and this article will provide a brief overview of some of the more common ones. Exploring the Slicer Settings The slicer settings become visible once you […]
FlashPrint Overview For a while, one of the major gaps for 3D printing reaching the masses (or at least the education space), was the printer controller software. FlashPrint is the printer control and slicing software that you’ll use with the Flashforge Finder. The software is easy to use and can hide some of the advanced settings, but […]
Printing on the Finder The Finder can print tethered or untethered. Tethered means that the Finder is physically connected to your computer, such as by the USB cable whereas untethered printing is when the printer doesn’t need to be physically connected. The ability to print untethered is one of the reasons that we like the Finder so […]