Mendocino College Theatre Program Adds ShopBot CNC to Their Studio

By Sallye Coyle, February 11th, 2020

An old theatre prop in the form of a tree greets you as you enter the back door of the Set Design Studio at Mendocino College in Ukiah, CA. The back side sports black marker lines for a jigsaw to cut out the leaves and branches, and a metal frame is welded together to …

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February 11th, 2020 | Tags: , , , , , , , | Category: Design Thinking, Digital Fabrication, Education, PRSalpha, ShopBot, ShopBot Sallye, Theatres | ( 34 ) | 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

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

Bringing a “legacy” ShopBot up-to-speed: Sea Reach, Ltd.

By Sallye Coyle, October 18th, 2018

Sea Reach Ltd. in Sheridan, OR, is a design company that also makes signs. Their strong commitment to the environment and education, both nationally and internationally, is something that is very apparent by the content they post to their blog. In addition to working on private projects, Sea Reach’s clients include the U.S. Forest Service and …

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October 18th, 2018 | Tags: , , | Category: Digital Fabrication, Production Support, ShopBot, ShopBot Sallye, Signs | ( 34 ) | Leave a comment

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

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

Prototyping and Production Across Platforms: Laser and CNC at Digital Fabrication for Educators, July 2017

By Sallye Coyle, August 3rd, 2017

Slide together steps prototyped and produced during July’s Digital Fab for Educators.

 

Traveling to Durham, NC from Baltimore, MD with his wife and elderly dog gave one of the July 2017 Digital Fabrication for Educators Workshop attendees, Frank, an idea of what to create during the workshop at ShopBot. The old girl (canine) …

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August 3rd, 2017 | Category: Digital Fabrication, Education, PRSalpha, ShopBot, ShopBot Sallye | ( 34 ) | Leave a comment

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

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