We’re going back to Camp!

By Bill Young [Bill's Corner], November 17th, 2019

In March of 1999, a small group of ShopBot owners and other folks curious about CNC met in Bill Young’s shop on the coast of Virginia for the first of what was to become “ShopBot Camps.” Although these informal gatherings of ShopBot owners were sponsored by ShopBot, they were never intended to be sales tools, …

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November 17th, 2019 | Category: Camp ShopBot, Events, ShopBot | ( 35 ) | Comments are closed

Wayne Locke’s User Group

By Bill Young [Bill's Corner], April 3rd, 2017

 

One of the fortunate coincidences for my trip to Austin was that Wayne Locke’s CNC User Group was the weekend before SxSWEdu and SxSWCreate. Wayne’s gatherings are, by far, the longest running gatherings of ShopBotters and others that are interested in all things CNC-related. This year, as always, it was held in his shop behind his …

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April 3rd, 2017 | Category: Camp ShopBot, Events, ShopBot User Stories | ( 35 ) | Comments are closed

Camaraderie continues at 6th annual Michigan Camp ShopBot

By Thea Eck, October 31st, 2016

Randy Johnson (upper left) greets the group as John Oliver (lower right) from ShopBot tech support looks on.

The annual Michigan Camp ShopBot started in 2011 when a new privately-owned makerspace opened in Ann Arbor, MI. So many attended that it was easy to say, let’s do this again. Fast forward to 2016 and …

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October 31st, 2016 | Tags: , | Category: Camp ShopBot, Getting Started in CNC, Makerspaces, TechShops | ( 9 ) | Comments are closed

Durham Public School System Invests in CTE and STEM Education

By Sallye Coyle, September 26th, 2016

Teachers and students with their finished projects

When Rick Sheldahl, Career and Technical Education Director of the Durham (NC) Public School System, and Don Ramsey, carpentry instructor at Southern School of Energy and Sustainability visited ShopBot in 2014, they were looking for an affordable CNC machine that could help their students set up a production …

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September 26th, 2016 | Category: Camp ShopBot, Digital Fabrication, Education, ShopBot, ShopBot Sallye, Signs, STEM, Student Perspective, Teachers | ( 34 ) | Comments are closed

First ever DC-Arlington Camp ShopBot 2016

By Thea Eck, September 19th, 2016

 

TechShop DC/Arlington served as a great host location for the first ever DC-Arlington Camp ShopBot. Situated across from Reagan International Airport, a large and varied population utilizes the space and tools. And with three different models of ShopBot machines and array of other machines their members are not lacking in digital fabrication resources. …

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September 19th, 2016 | Tags: | Category: Camp ShopBot, Events, Makerspaces, TechShops | ( 9 ) | Comments are closed

Camp ShopBot San Diego: April 9 at The Old Globe Theatre’s Technical Shop

By Thea Eck, April 28th, 2016

Attendees of Camp ShopBot San Diego.

When planning camps, ShopBot tries to collaborate with hosts whose spaces offer curiosity and interest beyond just their ShopBot tool. This April, the San Diego Camp ShopBot location hit all the proximity switches on queue: The Old Globe Theatre’s Technical Shop situated east of downtown San Diego. Having …

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April 28th, 2016 | Category: Camp ShopBot, Digital Fabrication, Events, ShopBot, Theatres | ( 9 ) | Leave a comment

3rd Annual Northern Florida Camp ShopBot 2016

By ShopBot, March 9th, 2016

For the 3rd year in a row, the School of Theatre’s Technical Production department at FSU in Tallahassee hosted a Camp ShopBot. Their building is located off campus in a converted middle school, which also houses the Art department and Interior Design department’s Digital Fabrication studio. Thea Eck, from ShopBot, spent a day visiting …

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March 9th, 2016 | Category: Camp ShopBot, Design School, Digital Fabrication, Education, Events, Theatres | ( 31 ) | Comments are closed

Camp ShopBot New Jersey 2015

By ShopBot, May 29th, 2015

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A massive 150 foot long shop, partially filled with excavating equipment, set the stage for big things to happen at the ShopBot Camp in Mays Landing, NJ this past month. John Pucci Sr. and his son, John “JJ” Pucci Jr., hosted the camp, which drew roughly 30 participants. Pucci and Pucci have …

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ShopBot Camp at FSU in Tallahassee 2015

By ShopBot, March 5th, 2015

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FSU’s Theater Tech Department hosted a ShopBot camp in February for over 40 people. Here’s a snapshot of the event.

ShopBot is a member of USITT and will be attending and speaking on a panel the USITT Conference and Stage Expo in Cincinnati, OH, along with FSU’s Theater Tech Department.

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March 5th, 2015 | Category: Camp ShopBot | ( 31 ) | Comments are closed

Images from ShopBot Camp Austin, TX 2015

By ShopBot, March 5th, 2015

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Some of the great work shown at our recent camp in at Wayne Locke’s shop in Austin, TX. We had a great turnout with over 60 attendees. We are still adding images to this gallery so make sure to check back.

Check our events calendar for upcoming camps and events near you.

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March 5th, 2015 | Category: Camp ShopBot | ( 31 ) | Comments are closed

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