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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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

ShopBot one of the most popular tools at think[box] maker space

By Michael Berliner, August 15th, 2016

Larry Sears and Sally Zlotnick Sears think[box] is arguably one of the largest and most dynamic maker spaces in the country. think[box] is located at Case Western Reserve University’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and provides a space for anyone – students, faculty, and alumni and members of the community – to tinker and …

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August 15th, 2016 | Tags: , , , | Category: Design Thinking, Digital Fabrication, Education, Makerspaces, STEAM, STEM | ( 67 ) | Comments are closed

Digital Fabrication in Education Workshop

By Sallye Coyle, April 27th, 2016

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 fab lab or makerspace who would like to join a support …

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ShopBot a key sponsor of CTE Makeover Challenge

By Michael Berliner, March 24th, 2016

The Handibot® Smart Power Tool, Adventure Edition. ShopBot is donating two of the tools to the CTE Makeover Challenge, as well as introductory training.

ShopBot Tools is proud and excited to be a leading sponsor of the CTE (Career & Technical Education) Makeover Challenge, an initiative of the U.S. Department of Education.What’s the big …

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March 24th, 2016 | Tags: , | Category: Career and Technical, Education, STEM | ( 67 ) | Comments are closed

ShopBot helps Florida schools establish sorely needed STEM education

By Michael Berliner, March 19th, 2016

Middle schooler helps assemble a ShopBot

There has certainly been a lot of press ink, as well as talk coming from the business and political establishment, about the need for more STEM education in the U.S. to better educate our young people to compete for jobs. Nowhere is the talk turning into action more …

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March 19th, 2016 | Tags: , , , | Category: Career and Technical, Education, Fab Labs, Handibot Smart Power Tool, Middle School, PRSalpha, Public School, ShopBot, ShopBot User Stories, STEAM, STEM, Teachers | ( 67 ) | Comments are closed

Ohio Fab Lab provides 21st century skills and supports entrepreneurship

By Michael Berliner, December 21st, 2015

Lorain County Community College

 

It all started with a high school student raising his hand and asking a simple question: “Can we have a Fab Lab here?”

The year was 2005, and the questioner was a high-school aged student enrolled in the early college program offered by Lorain County Community College in Elyria, …

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December 21st, 2015 | Tags: , , | Category: Career and Technical, Education, Fab Labs, ShopBot User Stories, STEM | ( 67 ) | Comments are closed

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