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

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

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

The Future of Educational Technology

By Sallye Coyle, February 9th, 2018

Say “Educational Technology” to a room of teachers, administrators, and vendors, and you will get many different definitions. Having recently attended the Future of Educational Technology Conference (FETC 2018) as a “civilian” rather than an exhibitor, I was able to attend workshops and presentations, visit the entire convention floor of vendors (387), and stop …

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February 9th, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Category: Career and Technical, Digital Fabrication, Education, Events, High School, Makerspaces, Middle School, Projects, Public School, ShopBot Sallye, STEAM, STEM, Teachers | ( 34 ) | One comment

High School Students from Dripping Springs, TX Use ShopBot Tools to Rout the Competition

By ShopBot, December 28th, 2017

Jad Jadeja and the students from the Innovative Airflow Technologies and Turbo Tigers teams.

Dripping Springs might not be the biggest city in Texas, but big things are happening at its only high school. As a school that is totally committed to providing students with challenging learning opportunities in science, technology, and math, the …

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December 28th, 2017 | Category: Buddy, Desktop, Digital Fabrication, Education, Fab Labs, High School, ShopBot, Uncategorized | ( 31 ) | Comments are closed

Digital Fabrication for Educators: Your Place or Ours

By Sallye Coyle, July 6th, 2017

Whether it takes place at ShopBot, or on site, a 2 – 3 Day Professional Development workshop gives teachers a chance to hone their skills with digital fabrication machines. Educators starting at all levels, from newby to someone with a year or more experience running their ShopBot CNC router, end up with new techniques …

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July 6th, 2017 | Tags: , , , , , , , | Category: Design Thinking, Digital Fabrication, Education, Getting Started in CNC, Graduate School, Handibot Smart Power Tool, High School, Makerspaces, Middle School, Public School, ShopBot Sallye, Signs, STEAM, STEM, Teachers | ( 34 ) | Leave a comment

It’s a Fidget!

By Devin Wilson, June 23rd, 2017

In an attempt to keep the kids involved through the end of the school year, I asked my students what they wanted to make with the ShopBot. You can probably guess what they said if you’ve seen what the latest craze is: fidget spinners. My response was fidja-what? They proceeded to introduce me to …

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June 23rd, 2017 | Tags: , | Category: Desktop MAX, Education, High School, Public School, ShopBot, STEM, Teachers | ( 3 ) | Leave a comment

Our History, Our Future

By Devin Wilson, March 27th, 2017

We made a jig to CNC the tops and sides of our CO2 cars.

Hello, my name is Devin Wilson and I am excited to be a part of the ShopBot world! I am a first year Carpentry and Technology teacher at Rosman High/Middle School in Rosman, NC. There have been some ups and downs, but …

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March 27th, 2017 | Category: Desktop MAX, Digital Fabrication, Education, Getting Started in CNC, High School, Middle School, Teachers | ( 3 ) | Comments are closed

My Latest Adventures in the World of Education

By Sallye Coyle, November 8th, 2015

In my role doing community outreach for ShopBot Tools, I have participated in the installation of several new digital Fab Labs/makerspaces in public and private schools around the US. While each of the installations has been different, there are lessons to be learned from each one. Here are a few recent case studies:

IU1, …

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November 8th, 2015 | Category: Education, Fab Labs, High School, Makerspaces, Middle School, ShopBot Sallye, STEM | ( 34 ) | 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

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