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What is a Makerspace?

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 […]

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Setting Up a Space

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 […]

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Jacob & Friends

This is Jacob. You may recognize him as the boy who blew bubbles with President Obama and pitched the idea of a Kid Science Adviser at the 2016 White House Science Fair. Jacob is very interested in sharing his skills, expertise, and interests with other youth and adults who teach them, so he enlisted some […]

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Projects

3D Printed Keychain

Design and 3D print your own custom keychain for yourself or someone you know!

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3D Printed Quilt

The 3D Printed Quilt is a collaborative art piece great for beginner 3D designers!

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3D Print Finishing with Hydrographic Film

Hydrographics is a process where water is used to transfer graphics onto 3 dimensional objects. Perfect for 3D prints.

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Product Reviews

Equipment Review: Computers

Mac, Windows, or Chromebook? Laptop, tablet, or desktop computers? Find out what DHF chose to use in its Tech Center, and why. Mac Laptops at Digital Harbor Foundation At Digital Harbor Foundation we chose to work with Apple Macbook Laptops, for the following reasons: Two computers for the price of one Apple Laptops can be set up […]

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Equipment Review: 3D Printers

How do you choose a 3D printer?  Review our feature comparison table and find out what kind of printer we chose for our tech center. 3D Printing Basics These days there are many, many desktop 3D printer manufacturers, each with multiple models of 3D printers. How do you choose which 3D printers are best for your learning space? […]

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Equipment Review: Paper/Vinyl Cutters

Which Desktop Cutting Plotter is best for crafting, tinkering, and making? We tried three of them at our Tech Center to find out. Comparison Table: Paper/Vinyl Cutters Companies such as Cricut, Silhouette and Sizzix are familiar to crafters and hobbyists who have used their products to make scrapbooks and stickers. As the DIY movement has […]

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