When buying technology equipment for your tech center, there are a lot of options to consider. Here are reviews, recommendations, and comparison information for three categories of key youth makerspace equipment: computers, 3D printers, and paper/vinyl cutters. Every learning space has different needs and requirements, but our work investigating technology options can help you make faster decisions for your own space.
Computers are an integral part of any tech center. Should you have laptops, desktops, or tablets? What will be the most flexible, and at the same time, the most reliable, for the youth and educators in your space?
In this article and video review we explain what we use at the Digital Harbor Foundation Tech Center, and why it works for us.
If you’re new to 3D printing and looking to buy equipment, it can be hard to know even where to begin.
This article breaks down some of the basics of 3D printing software and provides a comparison chart for today’s top desktop 3D printers. It also contains a video review describing our favorite 3D printing option.
If you want to easily make stickers, decals, and other cut designs, you’ll need a reliable cutting plotter. We tested three of the top brands of cutting plotters to see how they compared and which one makes the cut!
In this article you’ll find a comparison chart, test results, and a comprehensive video review of the most popular cutting plotters.