Blending traditional and digital tools to make one-of-a-kind objects of beauty

By Jeanne Taylor, October 8th, 2018

“Tablescape No. 1.” • Hard rock maple, stainless steel • 58 x 90 x 32 inches. Now showing at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft – Texascraft 2018 • Winner of one of three Juror Merit Awards.

Meet Artist and Industrial Designer Brooke M Davis

We’ve been following Brooke M Davis’ work since 2012 after she …

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October 8th, 2018 | Tags: , , , | Category: Design Thinking, Manufacturing, PRSstandard, ShopBot, ShopBot User Stories | ( 15 ) | Leave a comment

Timeless design and old-fashioned customer service lead to Durham Bookcases’ success

By Jeanne Taylor, August 28th, 2018

We recently popped in for a quick visit with Phillip Fletcher to see how his business, Durham Bookcases & More, is doing and to take a peek at his 17-year-old ShopBot. Rest assured, his business and his ShopBot are looking good and continue to be ready to take on customer needs today and …

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August 28th, 2018 | Tags: , , | Category: Digital Fabrication, Manufacturing, ShopBot | ( 15 ) | Leave a comment

Popular Pastime Reintroduced by ShopBot Tools at the Maker Faire Bay Area

By Jeanne Taylor, July 5th, 2018

The 13th Annual Maker Faire Bay Area, which took place May 18th-20th, once again did not disappoint. The weather was beautiful and there was an estimated attendance of 90,000! Packed with hands-on and how-to sessions, makers young and old were inspired and excited. New programming was added this year: Thursday After Dark at …

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July 5th, 2018 | Tags: , , , , | Category: Desktop MAX, Digital Fabrication, Events, Handibot Smart Power Tool, ShopBot | ( 15 ) | Leave a comment

A CNC Tool that Produces Profit for Cabinet Makers

By Jeanne Taylor, April 30th, 2018

CMA 20th Anniversary Conference March 1-2, 2018 Denver, CO

ShopBot recently attended the CMA’s 20th Anniversary Conference in Denver, CO. We participated by sponsoring a lunch highlighting our 20+ years supporting small and medium sized cabinet operations with affordable and innovative CNC tools. Many of ShopBot’s first customers were cabinet makers and it …

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April 30th, 2018 | Tags: , , , , | Category: Events, Manufacturing, PRSalpha, Reporting from ShopBot | ( 15 ) | Leave a comment

Collaborations and Workshops, Bringing Fab Labs Together in Santiago, Chile

By Jeanne Taylor, August 18th, 2017

Fab13, the 13th International Fab Lab Meeting, was hosted in Santiago, Chile from July 31 to August 6, 2017. This year’s “Fabricating Society” theme was in action throughout the event. There were six strategic categories: city, housing, innovation and entrepreneurship, environment and energy, education, and decentralization–and each had clearly defined projects.

I …

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August 18th, 2017 | Category: Digital Fabrication, Events, Fab Labs, Handibot Smart Power Tool | ( 15 ) | Leave a comment

NYSTEEA and Chocolate Mold-Making for STEAM

By Jeanne Taylor, April 17th, 2017

The tastiness of making mistakes.

 

In the 52 years that the New York State Technology and Engineering Educators Association (NYSTEEA) has been meeting, there have been a lot of changes in the design software and equipment available to teachers and students. Schools have been adding digital fabrication equipment, including CNC, into …

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April 17th, 2017 | Tags: , , , | Category: Design Thinking, Education, Events, Fabrication Techniques, Product Prototyping, ShopBot Sallye, STEAM, STEM, Teachers | ( 15 ) | Comments are closed

Showing, Sharing, Empowering: World Maker Faire NY 2016

By Jeanne Taylor, October 11th, 2016

One of my favorite things about attending Maker Faires (large or small) is the moment you witness someone make the connection of how something is made—and then see the leap they make to quickly translating that new information to something they want to make. Maker Faires are ripe with individuals and organizations ready to …

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October 11th, 2016 | Tags: , , | Category: Desktop MAX, Digital Fabrication, Events, Handibot Smart Power Tool | ( 15 ) | Leave a comment

Makers of All Ages – Come One, Come All!

By Jeanne Taylor, July 6th, 2016

The National Maker Faire in Washington DC, June 18-19th, was the kick off event for the National Week of Making which included, among many other activities, a Nation of Makers Kick-off Meeting; the White House’s Champions of Change for Making; and a special Capitol Hill Maker Faire for members of Congress …

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July 6th, 2016 | Category: Desktop, Digital Fabrication, Education, Events, Handibot Smart Power Tool, ShopBot | ( 15 ) | Comments are closed

Intermediate Digital Design and Fabrication at Port Townsend

By Jeanne Taylor, May 3rd, 2016

Hello!

This year Port Townsend is offering an intermediate CNC course called Intermediate Digital Design and Fabrication beginning July 18th. I am Andy Pitts, and I am teaching the course and thought you might like a bit more insight into my plans.

My philosophy goes along the lines of teaching …

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May 3rd, 2016 | Tags: , , , , | Category: Design Thinking, Digital Fabrication, Education, Fabrication Techniques, Getting Started in CNC, Teachers | ( 15 ) | Comments are closed

ShopBot participates in conference on Cultivating an Entrepreneural Culture

By Jeanne Taylor, October 28th, 2015

What happens when the NACCE (National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship) has their annual conference? Inspired conversation.

Sallye Coyle, Educational Outreach Coordinator for ShopBot Tools, and I held a round table at the NACCE event. Attendees learned about the 100kGarages online network for bringing makers, designers, and fabbers together. …

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October 28th, 2015 | Category: Career and Technical, Education, Events, Reporting from ShopBot, Teachers, Uncategorized | ( 15 ) | Leave a comment

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