Wally Quanstrom: retired but very busy with his ShopBot

By Michael Berliner, November 8th, 2016

Arizona Cardinals sign made with ShopBot PRSalpha CNC

Wally Quanstrom retired as a senior executive at BP awhile back, and has thoroughly enjoyed his recent years designing and making any number of creative projects with the help of his ShopBot PRSalpha CNC tool. “My friend Harry Warren worked with an early CNC tool years …

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November 8th, 2016 | Tags: , | Category: Digital Fabrication, Projects, ShopBot User Stories | ( 67 ) | Comments are closed

ShopBot one of the most popular tools at think[box] maker space

By Michael Berliner, August 15th, 2016

Larry Sears and Sally Zlotnick Sears think[box] is arguably one of the largest and most dynamic maker spaces in the country. think[box] is located at Case Western Reserve University’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and provides a space for anyone – students, faculty, and alumni and members of the community – to tinker and …

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August 15th, 2016 | Tags: , , , | Category: Design Thinking, Digital Fabrication, Education, Makerspaces, STEAM, STEM | ( 67 ) | Comments are closed

ShopBot CNC the “most profitable woodworking tool I’ve ever purchased”

By Michael Berliner, July 8th, 2016

Buddy Warner with the hammer dulcimer he designed and built

 

If you’ve called ShopBot to ask about our tools, the name Buddy Warner may be familiar to you. His day job is to consult with prospective ShopBot customers, helping assess their needs and pointing them to appropriate CNC tool solutions (a fancy …

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July 8th, 2016 | Tags: , , , , | Category: Digital Fabrication, PRSstandard, ShopBot, ShopBot User Stories, Signs | ( 67 ) | Comments are closed

Popular startup Keyboardio chooses ShopBot Desktop for prototyping

By Michael Berliner, May 21st, 2016

Keyboardio is a startup founded by Jesse Vincent and Kaia Dekker. “We’ve spent the last couple of years designing and prototyping a unique keyboard for uncompromising typists,” said Jesse. “Keyboardio has an advanced ergonomic layout, premium mechanical keyswitches that are a joy to type on, custom-sculpted keycaps that guide your fingers into the right …

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May 21st, 2016 | Tags: , , , , | Category: Design Thinking, Desktop, Digital Fabrication, Large Scale, Manufacturing, Product Prototyping, ShopBot User Stories | ( 67 ) | Comments are closed

ShopBot a key sponsor of CTE Makeover Challenge

By Michael Berliner, March 24th, 2016

The Handibot® Smart Power Tool, Adventure Edition. ShopBot is donating two of the tools to the CTE Makeover Challenge, as well as introductory training.

ShopBot Tools is proud and excited to be a leading sponsor of the CTE (Career & Technical Education) Makeover Challenge, an initiative of the U.S. Department of Education.What’s the big …

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March 24th, 2016 | Tags: , | Category: Career and Technical, Education, STEM | ( 67 ) | Comments are closed

ShopBot helps Florida schools establish sorely needed STEM education

By Michael Berliner, March 19th, 2016

Middle schooler helps assemble a ShopBot

There has certainly been a lot of press ink, as well as talk coming from the business and political establishment, about the need for more STEM education in the U.S. to better educate our young people to compete for jobs. Nowhere is the talk turning into action more …

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March 19th, 2016 | Tags: , , , | Category: Career and Technical, Education, Fab Labs, Handibot Smart Power Tool, Middle School, PRSalpha, Public School, ShopBot, ShopBot User Stories, STEAM, STEM, Teachers | ( 67 ) | Comments are closed

Ohio Fab Lab provides 21st century skills and supports entrepreneurship

By Michael Berliner, December 21st, 2015

Lorain County Community College

 

It all started with a high school student raising his hand and asking a simple question: “Can we have a Fab Lab here?”

The year was 2005, and the questioner was a high-school aged student enrolled in the early college program offered by Lorain County Community College in Elyria, …

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December 21st, 2015 | Tags: , , | Category: Career and Technical, Education, Fab Labs, ShopBot User Stories, STEM | ( 67 ) | Comments are closed

Homebuilt Kits enable anyone to easily build a code-compliant home.

By Michael Berliner, October 21st, 2015

Habitat for Humanity home with Homebuilt framing

The housing market crash and economy-wide downturn of 2008 shook the lives of millions of Americans to the core. People lost jobs and started losing their homes. People stopped qualifying for mortgages to buy a home. One person’s response was this: Dennis Michaud, a successful architect and …

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October 21st, 2015 | Tags: , | Category: ShopBot User Stories | ( 67 ) | Leave a comment

Costume designer creates textile print block with ShopBot

By Michael Berliner, October 12th, 2015

Design file used to recreate the design used on an antique wooden textile printing block.

 

Theatrical costume designer Katie Keener is a graduate student in technical theatre at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where the theatre in residence is Playmakers Repertory Company. As part of her studies, Katie recently developed …

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October 12th, 2015 | Tags: , | Category: Digital Fabrication, Education, Fabrication Techniques, Graduate School, Makerspaces, Theatres | ( 67 ) | Leave a comment

FSU Theatre’s Jim Lile puts CNC into the spotlight

By Michael Berliner, September 27th, 2015

Jim Lile has quite an impressive background in professional theatre. He earned an MFA from the Yale School of Drama in Technical Design and Production in 1999. Over the years he has been the Technical Director, Stage Manager, Lighting Designer or staff member for a variety of theatrical and dance companies: Norwegian Cruise Lines, …

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September 27th, 2015 | Tags: , | Category: Career and Technical, Design School, Education, Graduate School, PRSalpha, ShopBot, ShopBot User Stories, Teachers, Theatres | ( 67 ) | Leave a comment

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