Tinkercad Tutorial Videos – Part One

Tinkercad Tutorial Videos – Part One

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 […]

Makerspace Profile: Hillcrest Elementary Makerspace

Makerspace Profile: Hillcrest Elementary Makerspace

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 […]

Maker Project Rubric

Maker Project Rubric

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.

Funding Your Makerspace

Funding Your Makerspace

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…