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

Building Boats, and a River to Float Them On

By Sallye Coyle, May 10th, 2018

Assembling the Weekend Dinghy

Imagine being a high school student and having the opportunity to pilot a plane or a boat, learn how to design and model planes and boats, and understand the businesses behind the aviation and marine industries—all while taking core high school courses. Davis Aerospace and Maritime® High School, a unique …

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May 10th, 2018 | Category: Digital Fabrication, Education, Fabrication Techniques, Product Prototyping, PRSalpha, ShopBot, STEM | ( 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

ShopBot Joins the 2017 National Scout Jamboree’s Makerspace

By ShopBot, August 4th, 2017

One of the many campsite areas from the 2017 National Scout Jamboree

The 2017 National Scout Jamboree at the Bechtel Summit Reserve in West Virginia was a huge event for makers and an opportunity for 40,000 scouts and scouters to learn how much fun a Makerspace can be. The National Jamboree set up a …

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August 4th, 2017 | Category: Desktop, Digital Fabrication, Education, Events, Handibot Smart Power Tool, ShopBot, STEM | ( 31 ) | 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

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

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

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