Truck Floor de Lis

By ShopBot, October 17th, 2019

Blog post written by Walter Dill

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First, a little backstory about Walter Dill and Monica Uhl, aka DillUhlsional: Soon after our relationship began 7 years ago, Monica realized that together we are DillUhlsional, which is appropriate since we have hugely grandiose plans! 5 years ago, with significant support and editing from Monica and a …

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October 17th, 2019 | Tags: , , , , , , | Category: Desktop, Digital Fabrication, Fabrication Techniques, ShopBot | ( 31 ) | Leave a comment

Machining a Two-sided 3D Model Created in Solidworks

By Sallye Coyle, October 16th, 2019

 

This blog post originally appeared on the 100k Garages blog in 2017. I often get requests for information regarding two-sided machining on a ShopBot tool and figured with that many people asking about it, that we should cross-post it here on the ShopBot blog for additional accessibility. I have edited a few things to …

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October 16th, 2019 | Tags: , , , , | Category: Digital Fabrication, Fabrication Techniques, Product Prototyping, ShopBot, ShopBot Sallye | ( 34 ) | Leave a comment

Digital Fabrication for Educators: Inaugural Fusion 360 Training

By Sallye Coyle, September 4th, 2019

Fusion 360, a powerful cloud-based CAD/CAM software that is free for educators, has been gaining popularity in schools because the design files can be output to multiple digital fabrication tools such as CNC machines (like ShopBot tools), laser cutters, and 3D printers. While the price is right, sorting through the possibilities and keeping track of …

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September 4th, 2019 | Tags: , , , , | Category: Career and Technical, Digital Fabrication, Education, Fabrication Techniques, High School, Middle School, Public School, ShopBot, ShopBot Sallye, STEAM, STEM, Teachers | ( 34 ) | Leave a comment

Making Music at the Summer NAMM Show in Nashville

By ShopBot, August 8th, 2019

Reported by Chris Burns

The National Association of Music Merchandisers holds two conferences every year. The Summer NAMM show in Nashville, TN is filled with people from all different areas of music including musicians, audio technology experts, and instrument makers, just to name a few. Some of the businesses exhibiting build hundreds of instruments every …

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August 8th, 2019 | Tags: , , | Category: Desktop, Desktop MAX, Desktop MAX ATC, Digital Fabrication, Events, Fabrication Techniques, Manufacturing, ShopBot | ( 31 ) | Leave a comment

Electronics, 3D-Carving, and Molding & Casting at Fab Labs

By Sallye Coyle, April 15th, 2019

Soldering surface mount components to the PCB board: LED, switch, battery holder.

The first three months of 2019 saw a flurry of Professional Development in Fab Labs from Mississippi/Louisiana to California. Fab Labs have a full quiver of digital fabrication tools and a well-stocked electronics station. The goal for these Professional Development workshops or …

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April 15th, 2019 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Category: Digital Fabrication, Education, Fab Labs, Fabrication Techniques, High School, Middle School, ShopBot, ShopBot Sallye, STEAM, STEM, Teachers | ( 34 ) | Leave a comment

Make Your Own Circuit Board Luggage Tags

By Bill Young [Bill's Corner], April 11th, 2019

If you’re like me you hate the paper tags that transportation services give you to identify your bags when you travel. Recently I decided to make myself some that were more durable and would look WAY cooler.

I dug around in the shop and found some machinable circuit board blanks that were left over …

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April 11th, 2019 | Category: Digital Fabrication, Fabrication Techniques, Handibot Smart Power Tool, Projects, ShopBot | ( 35 ) | Leave a comment

Using Your ShopBot to Make a Mallet a.k.a. “a Blunt Instrument”

By Bill Young [Bill's Corner], February 13th, 2019

No matter what kind of work you do, occasionally you’ll need a “blunt instrument”–something you can use to pound on things. This is my version. I’ve made a bunch of them over the years out of odd corners of sheets of ½” plywood I was cutting, but all the parts fit nicely on a …

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February 13th, 2019 | Category: Digital Fabrication, Fabrication Techniques, Projects, ShopBot | ( 35 ) | 2 comments

ShopBot in the Theatre: USITT Master Class – Southeast Section 

By Sallye Coyle, September 11th, 2018

The scene shop at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, South Carolina, has been making good use of their 4’x8’ ShopBot PRSstandard for creating various props for stage productions, including plywood forests of trees. Recently, the theatre department asked ShopBot to conduct a series of Master Classes for the Southeast Section of USITT (United States …

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September 11th, 2018 | Tags: , , | Category: Desktop, Digital Fabrication, Education, Fabrication Techniques, PRSstandard, ShopBot, ShopBot Sallye, Theatres | ( 34 ) | Leave a comment

ShopBot Offers Free Training for Imported CNC Routers

By ShopBot, May 17th, 2018

Images from a recent webinar on flattening and carving a log slab.

ShopBot Tools is opening its highly-regarded webinar training to owners and operators of imported CNC routers. Whether you bought an imported tool on eBay, or purchased from a US importer of Chinese tools such as Laguna, ShopBot invites you to join us …

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May 17th, 2018 | Tags: , , | Category: Digital Fabrication, Fabrication Techniques, Getting Started in CNC, Projects, Reporting from ShopBot, ShopBot | ( 31 ) | Leave a comment

Building Boats, and a River to Float Them On

By Sallye Coyle, May 10th, 2018

Assembling the Weekend Dinghy

Imagine being a high school student and having the opportunity to pilot a plane or a boat, learn how to design and model planes and boats, and understand the businesses behind the aviation and marine industries—all while taking core high school courses. Davis Aerospace and Maritime® High School, a unique …

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May 10th, 2018 | Category: Digital Fabrication, Education, Fabrication Techniques, Product Prototyping, PRSalpha, ShopBot, STEM | ( 34 ) | Leave a comment

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