A Day Without “Bells”

By Sallye Coyle, November 10th, 2014

 

Whether it is woodworking or robotics, one of the challenges of teaching in a public high school is that the bell rings for the next class just as the students/teachers have really settled into their projects. So it was a privilege to have 3 students from Kelvin Hasch’s woodworking program at Greely High School …

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November 10th, 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Category: Career and Technical, Design Thinking, Education, Fabrication Techniques, High School, Projects, Public School, ShopBot, ShopBot Sallye, STEM | ( 34 ) | Leave a comment

Adventures Of A High School CAM Class: Episode 6

By Renaissance Woodworkers, September 29th, 2014

My name is Eva Bondgien and I am from the Renaissance Academy. We recently received a ShopBot CNC machine and are excited to learn about computer aided manufacturing from our teacher Kyle Stapleton. Our first project was V-Carving plaques of our names with an image we chose. Using V-Carve was a great first step in …

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September 29th, 2014 | Tags: , | Category: Career and Technical, Education, High School, Projects, Public School, ShopBot, Student Perspective | ( 11 ) | Leave a comment

High School CAM Class, Episode 5: Plotter Pens!

By Renaissance Woodworkers, June 2nd, 2014

My name is Lexus Pickett, and I’m Weston Mohawk, and we are with the Renaissance Academy Woodworkers. We are both juniors in high school that are interested in computer aided manufacturing.

Our class has now moved onto Plotter Pen projects. The first thing we had to do was find an image that would be easy …

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June 2nd, 2014 | Tags: , , , | Category: Career and Technical, Education, High School, Projects, Public School, ShopBot, Student Perspective | ( 11 ) | One comment

ShopBot Launches Certification Classes for Teachers

By Michael Berliner, April 28th, 2014

ShopBot Tools has announced the launch of ShopBot Certification training. The program is being rolled out in Texas: career and technical education professionals can receive Level I Teacher Certification during the TIVA Conference in Austin, July 13th – 18th. TIVA is the state’s professional organization supporting career and technical educators.

Conference and course registration information …

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April 28th, 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , | Category: Career and Technical, Education, High School, Middle School, Public School, ShopBot, STEM | ( 67 ) | Leave a comment

Creating a Jig for the ShopBot Handibot

By Sallye Coyle, March 24th, 2014

This week, I’m getting ready for a number of upcoming STEM-related conferences and festivals. I’ll be taking both a Desktop and a Handibot, and want to have attendees get the thrill of running a ShopBot.

I use what I call the “3 min demo” that lets someone design a sign in CAD software, prepare it …

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March 24th, 2014 | Tags: | Category: Career and Technical, Design Thinking, Education, Fabrication Techniques, Handibot Smart Power Tool, High School, Makerspaces, Middle School, Projects, Public School, ShopBot, ShopBot Sallye, STEM, Teachers | ( 34 ) | Leave a comment

To show off your High School STEM program, just take your STEM equipment to a football game!

By Michael Berliner, November 25th, 2013

HS Teacher Eric Andracke

Eric Andracke is a High School Teacher at Mahomet-Seymour High School in Mahomet, Illinois. He’s currently in his eighth year of teaching at Mahomet-Seymour, twelfth year as an educator. Eric teaches classes in Construction, Manufacturing, and 3D Animation. He is a graduate of Illinois State University, with degrees in Technology …

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November 25th, 2013 | Tags: , | Category: Career and Technical, Education, High School, Projects, Public School, ShopBot, STEM | ( 67 ) | Leave a comment

A Gavel for MUN (Model United Nations)

By Jack Chen, July 12th, 2013

School’s out but lots of things are going on with my students over the summer… One of the things we are working on with our ShopBot Desktop is fabricating about a dozen award plaques to give to exemplary delegates at Sewanhaka High School’s Model UN Conference next year. We wanted to decorate each plaque with …

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July 12th, 2013 | Tags: , , | Category: Desktop, Digital Fabrication, Education, Fabrication Techniques, High School, Projects, Public School, ShopBot, Teachers | ( 14 ) | Leave a comment

Engraving Acrylic for Mother’s Day

By Jack Chen, May 15th, 2013

Life is hard when you are a 7th Grader who doesn’t have a present for Mother’s Day. However, have no fear…ShopBot to the rescue!

The Set-up: A student at my school…let’s call him “D”…approached me at the end of the day and told me that he wanted to make something nice for his Mom for …

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May 15th, 2013 | Tags: , , , , | Category: Desktop, Education, Middle School, Public School, ShopBot, Teachers | ( 14 ) | Leave a comment

Featured Teacher: Jack Chen, Sewanhaka High School

By Michael Berliner, February 26th, 2013

Once again, manufacturing history is being made at Sewanhaka High School in Floral Park, New York. Back in the 1940s, Sewanhaka helped train young men and women as technicians for the aircraft industry on Long Island and also to meet post-war industrial needs. Today, high school students here are developing the skills required in our …

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February 26th, 2013 | Tags: , , , , , | Category: Career and Technical, Education, High School, Public School, ShopBot User Stories, Teachers | ( 67 ) | Leave a comment

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