(Re)Visiting Digital Fabrication Labs in Middle and Upper Schools

By Sallye Coyle, June 16th, 2017

Alberta shows off the sign she made on a ShopBot.

May and early June was the time to visit a number of digital fabrication labs in middle schools, high schools, and community colleges around the US. Some labs are fine tuning their plans after being in existence for a year or more, while some are just starting their journey.

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June 16th, 2017 | Category: Desktop, Digital Fabrication, Education, Handibot Smart Power Tool, Middle School, PRSalpha, ShopBot Sallye | ( 34 ) | Comments are closed

The Embracing of Digital Fabrication Technology in Polk County, Florida

By Sallye Coyle, June 13th, 2017

Four Saxes: An original drawing (right) scanned and re-conceived with 3 different digital fabrication tools: Engraved in wood (ShopBot CNC router), 3D printed with ABS plastic (Ultimaker 3D printer), and laser cut out of thin acrylic (Epilog laser).

Early in May, I visited Polk County, Florida as a part of a TIES team. Polk …

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June 13th, 2017 | Category: Digital Fabrication, Education, Handibot Smart Power Tool, Middle School, Public School, ShopBot Sallye, STEAM, STEM | ( 34 ) | Comments are closed

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

Digital Fabrication Education at USFLN in Edwardsville, IL

By Tim Babiasz, April 3rd, 2017

From March 13-15, 2017, ShopBot Tools attended the 2017 USFLN Symposium at Lewis and Clark Community College’s St. Louis Confluence Fab Lab in Edwardsville, IL. This year’s theme, “Stairway to Making”, featured a number of workshops and sessions highlighting the various steps that Fab Labs and Makerspaces can take to start, grow, and succeed in bringing digital fabrication …

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April 3rd, 2017 | Tags: , , , | Category: Career and Technical, Digital Fabrication, Education, Events, Fab Labs, ShopBot Sallye, STEAM, STEM, Teachers | ( 13 ) | Comments are closed

Digital Fabrication in Education Workshop

By Sallye Coyle, February 21st, 2017

 

Do you have digital fabrication equipment such as a ShopBot CNC machine, laser cutter, and/or a 3D printer, and an interest in education? Do you want to know more about the software and machines available to you? Are you a facilitator of a digital FabLab or Makerspace who would like to join a …

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February 21st, 2017 | Tags: , , , , , | Category: Education, Fab Labs, Getting Started in CNC, Makerspaces, ShopBot, ShopBot Sallye, STEAM, STEM | ( 34 ) | Comments are closed

Professional Development for Educators in Pittsburgh: Carnegie Science Center

By Sallye Coyle, November 30th, 2016

Carnegie Science Center is a popular spot for a play date, where children and adults can experience science first hand. It is also home to a Chevron FabLab, a digital fabrication laboratory for innovation and invention.  The Carnegie FabLab holds camps and programs for children 8 – 18.  Its mobile lab brings in depth digital …

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November 30th, 2016 | Tags: , , , , | Category: Career and Technical, Digital Fabrication, Education, Fab Labs, ShopBot, ShopBot Sallye, STEAM, STEM | ( 34 ) | Comments are closed

Recognizing the Community in Colleges in Heartland America

By Sallye Coyle, November 7th, 2016

ATEA Region 5 meets in North Platte, Nebraska

North Platte, NE often serves as a stopping place on the transit between the East and the West Coasts of America. The Original Transcontinental Airways that carried mail between Washington D.C., New York & San Francisco made a stopover at the North Platte Landing Field, which was the …

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November 7th, 2016 | Tags: , , , | Category: Career and Technical, Education, Handibot Smart Power Tool, Manufacturing, ShopBot, ShopBot Sallye, STEAM, STEM | ( 34 ) | Comments are closed

Durham Public School System Invests in CTE and STEM Education

By Sallye Coyle, September 26th, 2016

Teachers and students with their finished projects

When Rick Sheldahl, Career and Technical Education Director of the Durham (NC) Public School System, and Don Ramsey, carpentry instructor at Southern School of Energy and Sustainability visited ShopBot in 2014, they were looking for an affordable CNC machine that could help their students set up a production …

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September 26th, 2016 | Category: Camp ShopBot, Digital Fabrication, Education, ShopBot, ShopBot Sallye, Signs, STEM, Student Perspective, Teachers | ( 34 ) | 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

Machining 3D Scans with a ShopBot CNC Machine

By Sallye Coyle, August 31st, 2016

On a recent Professional Development session (PD) at the Chevron FabLab at California State University Bakersfield, Caroline McEnnis and Sallye Coyle of TIES (www.TIESTEACH.org) spent three days working with teachers, interns and staff to give them more experience with the digital fabrication tools and electronic components available in their Lab. Caroline had the attendees …

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August 31st, 2016 | Category: Design Thinking, Digital Fabrication, Fabrication Techniques, Projects, ShopBot Sallye | ( 34 ) | Comments are closed

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