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

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

From Student to Instructor in Three Years!

By ShopBot, September 2nd, 2015

When Grant Wolfe first started to learn how to use the ShopBot Buddy in his Construction Tech classes in school less than three years ago, he likely didn’t realize that he would be helping train Belton High School students on that same equipment today. The skills he developed in operating this equipment was not …

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September 2nd, 2015 | Category: Buddy, Career and Technical, Desktop, Digital Fabrication, Education, High School | ( 31 ) | Leave a comment

ShopBot Plays Host to International FabLab Visitors

By Michael Berliner, August 16th, 2015

ShopBot’s Sallye Coyle, FabLab manager Walter Gonzalez Amao, and ShopBot’s Ted Hall display the Peruvian flag (home country to many of ShopBot’s recent guests).

 

“It was nice to be able to just spend casual time and compare notes with other FabLab managers.” “It was fun to enjoy our community.” “The seminar was very …

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August 16th, 2015 | Tags: , , , , , | Category: Career and Technical, Education, Fab Labs, ShopBot User Stories, STEM, Teachers | ( 67 ) | Leave a comment

Behind the scenes at Playmakers Rep, the ShopBot works in the wings.

By Michael Berliner, May 18th, 2015

Playmakers Repertory Company in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, is a leading American regional theatre, and serves as the professional theatre in residence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where undergraduates and graduate students learn every aspect of the theatrical craft, and local audiences are treated to productions by “one of America’s …

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May 18th, 2015 | Tags: , , | Category: Career and Technical, Education, ShopBot User Stories, Theatres | ( 67 ) | Leave a comment

FabLab Tacoma serves a community of students and entrepreneurs

By Michael Berliner, April 19th, 2015

FabLab Tacoma and Created to Create’s collaborative group

Founded in late 2012 by Stephen Tibbitts, FabLab Tacoma is a community-based prototyping and technology workshop that’s open to the public with a membership business model. I spoke with Stephen recently to learn more. “We opened up the FabLab to provide easy access to cutting-edge design …

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April 19th, 2015 | Tags: , , , | Category: Career and Technical, Education, Fab Labs, High School, Makerspaces, Middle School, Product Prototyping | ( 67 ) | Comments are closed

Autistry Studios helps teens with autism and other learning differences

By Michael Berliner, March 23rd, 2015

Janet Lawson, Dan Swearingen and Ian Swearingen

Autistry Studios in San Rafael, California, is a unique non-profit organization that helps teens and adults with Autism, Asperger’s, and other learning differences become successfully independent by building on each student’s interests and talents and creating a supportive community. Autistry’s founders, Janet Lawson and Daniel Swearingen, are …

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March 23rd, 2015 | Tags: , | Category: Career and Technical, Education, High School, Makerspaces, Middle School, ShopBot User Stories | ( 67 ) | Comments are closed

Adventures of a High School CAM Class: Episode 11

By Renaissance Woodworkers, March 5th, 2015

My name is Lexus Pickett and I am with the Renaissance Academy Woodworkers. I am currently a senior who is interested in computer aided manufacturing.

We’ve recently been using our ShopBot CNC machine to cut out cutting boards made of Corian. O’Keefe Inc. is a local cabinet shop in River Falls, WI, that makes some …

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March 5th, 2015 | Tags: , , | Category: Career and Technical, Education, High School, Student Perspective | ( 11 ) | Leave a comment

SolidWorks, FabLabs and ShopBot

By Sallye Coyle, February 25th, 2015

Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS Corp. offers complete 3D computer-aided design (CAD) software that engineers, designers and other technology professionals use to create, simulate, publish, and manage their data. The FabLabs are an international community of over 300 fabrication laboratories, complete with an array of digital fabrication equipment, electronics components and molding equipment so that the community …

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February 25th, 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , | Category: Career and Technical, Design Thinking, Education, Fab Labs, Fabrication Techniques, ShopBot Sallye, STEM | ( 34 ) | Comments are closed

Adventures Of A High School CAM Class: Episode 10–STENCILS

By Renaissance Woodworkers, February 16th, 2015

My name is Lexus Pickett and I am with the Renaissance Academy Woodworkers. I am currently a senior who is interested in computer aided manufacturing.

We have currently come up with a simple method to make any type of font into stencil form on the Aspire program. We had the idea to do this because …

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February 16th, 2015 | Tags: , | Category: Career and Technical, Education, High School, Public School, Student Perspective | ( 11 ) | Leave a comment

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