Collaborations and Workshops, Bringing Fab Labs Together in Santiago, Chile

By Jeanne Taylor, August 18th, 2017

Fab13, the 13th International Fab Lab Meeting, was hosted in Santiago, Chile from July 31 to August 6, 2017. This year’s “Fabricating Society” theme was in action throughout the event. There were six strategic categories: city, housing, innovation and entrepreneurship, environment and energy, education, and decentralization–and each had clearly defined projects.

I …

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August 18th, 2017 | Category: Digital Fabrication, Events, Fab Labs, Handibot Smart Power Tool | ( 15 ) | Leave a 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

CNC, Skateboards, and Sunshine: ShopBot at Maker Faire Bay Area

By Tim Babiasz, July 14th, 2017

This last May, ShopBot headed to San Mateo, CA for Maker Faire Bay Area, the West Coast’s premier gathering of makers, tinkerers, creators, and thinkers. While the event’s intensity and creativity was familiar to past Maker Faire events, there was also a distinctly Californian vibe to all of the proceedings, from the consistently beautiful …

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July 14th, 2017 | Category: Desktop MAX, Events, Handibot Smart Power Tool, ShopBot | ( 13 ) | Leave a comment

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

Wayne Locke’s User Group

By Bill Young [Bill's Corner], April 3rd, 2017

 

One of the fortunate coincidences for my trip to Austin was that Wayne Locke’s CNC User Group was the weekend before SxSWEdu and SxSWCreate. Wayne’s gatherings are, by far, the longest running gatherings of ShopBotters and others that are interested in all things CNC-related. This year, as always, it was held in his shop behind his …

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April 3rd, 2017 | Category: Camp ShopBot, Events, ShopBot User Stories | ( 35 ) | 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

CNC in Theatre: ShopBot at USITT

By Tim Babiasz, March 22nd, 2017

This past week, ShopBot Tools attended the 2017 USITT Symposium in St. Louis. The annual gathering, held at America’s Center Convention Complex, assembled the latest tools, technology, and products that are shaping the way that theatre programs are evolving in the 21st century. ShopBot’s booth highlighted the growing role of CNC in theatre production, and showcased some …

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March 22nd, 2017 | Category: Events, ShopBot, TechShops, Theatres | ( 13 ) | Comments are closed

Bill Young’s Dirty Digital Jobs Tour: Planning is Underway!

By Bill Young [Bill's Corner], February 8th, 2017

The approximate route for the first leg of Bill’s Digital Dirty Jobs Tour.

At the end of this month, I’ll be driving to Austin, Texas and back, making the first couple of Dirty Digital Jobs visits. I’m awfully sick of winter so my plan is to take the southern route along the panhandle of Florida …

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February 8th, 2017 | Category: Events | ( 35 ) | Comments are closed

CNC Education with ShopBot and Construct3D

By Tim Babiasz, February 8th, 2017

ShopBot Tools is excited to be a part of Construct3D 2017 at Duke University in Durham, the first national conference on digital fabrication to focus entirely on 3D printing for educators. This inaugural event will be held May 5-7, and addresses a wide range of topics including fostering student engagement, supporting research, and understanding the role of …

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February 8th, 2017 | Category: Education, Events, ShopBot | ( 13 ) | Comments are closed

Charlotte Mini Maker Faire Weathers the Storm for New Audience

By Tim Babiasz, October 17th, 2016

 

On October 8, the 2016 Charlotte Mini Maker Faire was held at Discovery Place Science. From audience to venue, the event played a number of roles. Local makers who had previously attended the event and others like it saw another opportunity to exhibit the things they were creating. For newcomers, it showcased the …

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October 17th, 2016 | Category: Events, Handibot Smart Power Tool, Museums, ShopBot | ( 13 ) | Comments are closed

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