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

Adventures of a High School CAM Class: Episode 11

By Renaissance Woodworkers, March 5th, 2015

My name is Lexus Pickett and I am with the Renaissance Academy Woodworkers. I am currently a senior who is interested in computer aided manufacturing.

We’ve recently been using our ShopBot CNC machine to cut out cutting boards made of Corian. O’Keefe Inc. is a local cabinet shop in River Falls, WI, that makes some …

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March 5th, 2015 | Tags: , , | Category: Career and Technical, Education, High School, Student Perspective | ( 11 ) | Leave a comment

Adventures Of A High School CAM Class: Episode 10–STENCILS

By Renaissance Woodworkers, February 16th, 2015

My name is Lexus Pickett and I am with the Renaissance Academy Woodworkers. I am currently a senior who is interested in computer aided manufacturing.

We have currently come up with a simple method to make any type of font into stencil form on the Aspire program. We had the idea to do this because …

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February 16th, 2015 | Tags: , | Category: Career and Technical, Education, High School, Public School, Student Perspective | ( 11 ) | Leave a comment

Adventures of a High School CAM Class: Episode 9

By Renaissance Woodworkers, February 5th, 2015

My name is Lexus Pickett and I am with the Renaissance Academy Woodworkers. I am currently a senior who is interested in computer aided manufacturing.

We are currently cutting out pieces for our Adirondack chairs on our CNC (ShopBot) machine. Our CNC machine has made manufacturing these chairs much easier. We used to use templates …

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February 5th, 2015 | Tags: , , , , | Category: Career and Technical, Education, High School, Projects, Public School, ShopBot, Student Perspective | ( 11 ) | Leave a comment

Adventures Of A Community Education Class CAM Class: Episode 8

By Renaissance Woodworkers, January 6th, 2015

Hi my name is Mary Lacer and I was first introduced to woodturning in the late 70’s while taking a cabinetmaking course and left flatwork behind to pursue turning wood on the lathe. The first item I turned was a lamp. From there I moved on to everything from tops, vases, miniatures, plates, bowls and …

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Adventures Of A High School CAM Class: Episode 7

By Renaissance Woodworkers, November 13th, 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.

The project we just worked on was the creation of a cribbage board for the local craft fair. Using a different part …

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November 13th, 2014 | Tags: , , , , , | Category: Career and Technical, Education, High School, Projects, Public School, ShopBot, STEM, Student Perspective | ( 11 ) | 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

Adventures Of A High School CAM Class: Episode 3

By Renaissance Woodworkers, May 20th, 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.

We have now started a new project, learning how to use pocketing and profiling. As a class we have begun a project using a …

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May 20th, 2014 | Tags: , , , , | Category: Design School, Design Thinking, Education, High School, ShopBot, STEM, Student Perspective | ( 11 ) | Leave a comment

Adventures Of A High School CAM Class: Episode 4

By Renaissance Woodworkers, May 20th, 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.

Now that we know the skills of using pockets and profiles, we are all making our own project. First we had to find a …

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May 20th, 2014 | Tags: , , | Category: Education, High School, ShopBot, STEM, Student Perspective | ( 11 ) | Leave a comment

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