Tinkercad Tutorials – Continued This is the second part of the Tinkercad tutorial video page. These videos supplement the Tinkercad lessons and reinforce several key concepts. This is a continuation from part one of the series. Videos This second grouping of videos covers some of the Tinkercad tools in more detail. Using Tinkercad Teach: This video […]
Tinkercad Tutorials Tinkercad has lots of excellent, free tutorials on their Learn tab, but we created some supplemental tutorial videos. These short videos address certain specific concepts and either reinforce key design skills or demonstrate how to use specific tools. Note that these videos utilize the Tinkercad Beta version. Some of the tools and concepts either won’t […]
At the Digital Harbor Foundation one of the most popular youth workshops we offer is soldering. Dishon Hall, one of our lead facilitators, shares some tips based on our experiences!
This article is an installment in our Student Makerspace Profile series. We interview Scott Dellosso of the Perryville Middle School Makerspace who shares insights, tips, and tricks for maker educators.
The first Student Makerspace Profile highlights the Hillcrest Elementary Makerspace. We’ve interviewed Peggy Koenig, who shares insight into the space and provides some tips and tricks for new maker educators. Name: Hillcrest Elementary Makerspace Type of Space: Elementary In School Info: Located in Catonsville, MD under Baltimore County Public Schools Maker Champion: Peggy Koenig Highlighted Info […]
Digital Harbor Foundation and its partners have developed the first Maker Project Rubric. It is a simple way to assess the progress and growth of a student maker — this rubric was specifically developed to measure any maker project they complete, whether its 3D printing, claymation, soldering, sewing, puppetry… whatever. It is also a way to, if necessary, assign a numerical percentage to a maker project.
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 a makerspace!” However, sometimes you are going to want to buy some cool new toys, no? Let’s discuss a few effective fundraising methods and a process to keep your supply lines running as well as King’s Landing: after all, Winter is Coming…
The following items are included in the Makerspace Starter Kit that accompanies our Making for Educators workshop. Additionally, source links are also provided for each item. *Updated as of March 2018 Quantity in Kit Kit Item w/ Link Source 10 CDs – blank Amazon 1 bags Balloons Dollar Tree 10 Push / Pull Caps US Plastic […]
In order to create printable 3D designs, it is important to keep these core design concepts in mind as you are creating objects. These are the fundamentals of 3D design, particularly as they apply to 3D design for 3D printing. How is 3D Design Different From 2D? This may sound obvious but the most […]