Makerspaces in Education: Becoming Comfortable Using Your ShopBot and Other Digital Fabrication Tools

By Sallye Coyle, April 5th, 2018

Showing off projects created on a ShopBot CNC and a laser cutter

Do you own or have access to digital fabrication equipment such as a ShopBot CNC machine, laser cutter, or 3D printer, and an interest in education? Do you want to know more about the software and machines available for digital fabrication in …

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April 5th, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Category: Career and Technical, Design School, Digital Fabrication, Education, Events, Fab Labs, Fabrication Techniques, Getting Started in CNC, Graduate School, Handibot Smart Power Tool, High School, Makerspaces, Middle School, Public School, ShopBot, ShopBot Sallye, STEAM, STEM, Teachers | ( 34 ) | One comment

Signs of ShopBot Around Our Hometown – Durham, North Carolina

By Sallye Coyle, March 12th, 2018

While driving along Roxboro Road on my way to ShopBot Tools World Headquarters (as founder Ted Hall likes to call it) one morning, I spied a sign for the Wright School that I had carved on the ShopBot tool I have in my barn. It made me think about a few of the projects …

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March 12th, 2018 | Category: Digital Fabrication, Fabrication Techniques, ShopBot, Signs | ( 34 ) | Leave a comment

Make48 to Air Season Two this Spring!

By ShopBot, December 14th, 2017

Make48 at the Kansas City Art Institute

The new TV show, Make48 is kind of a combination hybrid of Iron Chef and Shark Tank. You start off with an unveiled topic and some resources and then set the clock ticking. Twelve teams now have 48 hours to: come up with an idea that …

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December 14th, 2017 | Category: Design Thinking, Desktop MAX, Digital Fabrication, Events, Fabrication Techniques, Makerspaces, Manufacturing, Product Prototyping, ShopBot | ( 31 ) | One comment

Neathawk Designs – “If You Think It, We Can Create It!”

By Jennifer Nix, November 13th, 2017

One of the many signs created by Neathawk Designs

When the recession of 2008 hit, housing and land developers found themselves hit particularly hard. Lindsay Neathawk was a graphic designer for a land developer, and soon was impacted by the recession as well come 2010—and found herself looking for a job. Instead of standing …

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November 13th, 2017 | Category: Digital Fabrication, Fabrication Techniques, PRSstandard, ShopBot User Stories, Signs | ( 6 ) | 8 comments

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

Fashioning Hat Blocks: Digital Technology Enhances a Dying Art Form

By Sallye Coyle, March 9th, 2017

Creating the right look for a character on the stage is one of the tasks of a costuming department in a theatre. When creating a hat for a character, a felt hat must have the material draped over a form, or hat block. The hat block must be able to accept pins to hold …

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March 9th, 2017 | Category: Digital Fabrication, Education, Fabrication Techniques, Makerspaces, Theatres | ( 34 ) | Comments are closed

You Don’t Need to See to Have Amazing Vision

By Tim Babiasz, February 15th, 2017

 

As a US Army veteran with 28 years of service, Jerry Abney has never been one to back down from a challenge. Upon return from a tour in Iraq in 2004, the vision in his right eye deteriorated to the point of blindness. The very next year, he was diagnosed with retinoschisis of the left eye, leaving …

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February 15th, 2017 | Tags: , , | Category: Career and Technical, Fabrication Techniques, ShopBot, ShopBot User Stories, Signs | ( 13 ) | Comments are closed

The Modify Furniture Design Challenge

By Tim Babiasz, January 19th, 2017

 

Modify Furniture is joining forces with ShopBot Tools to launch the first ever Design Challenge! Whether you’re a seasoned designer or new to 3D, here’s your chance to show off your creative side, get your name out there, and even win a cool prize in the process. Entrants will be designing an invisibin™ drop-in to add form, …

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January 19th, 2017 | Tags: , , , | Category: Design Thinking, Fabrication Techniques, Manufacturing, Product Prototyping | ( 13 ) | Comments are closed

ShopBot’s Ted Hall Looks at the Future of Manufacturing

By Tim Babiasz, January 6th, 2017

ShopBot Tools founder & CEO Ted Hall has been keeping an eye on the role that digital fabrication is playing in the evolution of manufacturing. Through Ted’s Medium blog series, he touches on a range of topics, including how ShopBot has adapted not only to succeed, but to enable other businesses to grow and keep jobs from being …

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January 6th, 2017 | Tags: , , | Category: Digital Fabrication, Distributed, Fabrication Techniques, Large Scale, Manufacturing | ( 13 ) | Comments are closed

Notes from Fab12 in Shenzhen, China

By Sallye Coyle, September 8th, 2016

Friends from 5 Continents sharing one last evening at SZOIL after Fab 12 in Shenzhen.

The Location: This year’s gathering of the International FabLab network took place in early August in Shenzhen, China. About an hour from Hong Kong, Shenzhen is a new city, grown up in the last 25 – 30 years from …

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September 8th, 2016 | Category: Digital Fabrication, Education, Events, Fab Labs, Fabrication Techniques, Makerspaces, Reporting from ShopBot, ShopBot Sallye | ( 34 ) | Comments are closed

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