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

My Latest Adventures in the World of Education

By Sallye Coyle, November 8th, 2015

In my role doing community outreach for ShopBot Tools, I have participated in the installation of several new digital Fab Labs/makerspaces in public and private schools around the US. While each of the installations has been different, there are lessons to be learned from each one. Here are a few recent case studies:

IU1, …

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November 8th, 2015 | Category: Education, Fab Labs, High School, Makerspaces, Middle School, ShopBot Sallye, STEM | ( 34 ) | Leave a comment

ShopBot Plays Host to International FabLab Visitors

By Michael Berliner, August 16th, 2015

ShopBot’s Sallye Coyle, FabLab manager Walter Gonzalez Amao, and ShopBot’s Ted Hall display the Peruvian flag (home country to many of ShopBot’s recent guests).

 

“It was nice to be able to just spend casual time and compare notes with other FabLab managers.” “It was fun to enjoy our community.” “The seminar was very …

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August 16th, 2015 | Tags: , , , , , | Category: Career and Technical, Education, Fab Labs, ShopBot User Stories, STEM, Teachers | ( 67 ) | Leave a comment

FabLab Tacoma serves a community of students and entrepreneurs

By Michael Berliner, April 19th, 2015

FabLab Tacoma and Created to Create’s collaborative group

Founded in late 2012 by Stephen Tibbitts, FabLab Tacoma is a community-based prototyping and technology workshop that’s open to the public with a membership business model. I spoke with Stephen recently to learn more. “We opened up the FabLab to provide easy access to cutting-edge design …

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April 19th, 2015 | Tags: , , , | Category: Career and Technical, Education, Fab Labs, High School, Makerspaces, Middle School, Product Prototyping | ( 67 ) | Comments are closed

SolidWorks, FabLabs and ShopBot

By Sallye Coyle, February 25th, 2015

Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS Corp. offers complete 3D computer-aided design (CAD) software that engineers, designers and other technology professionals use to create, simulate, publish, and manage their data. The FabLabs are an international community of over 300 fabrication laboratories, complete with an array of digital fabrication equipment, electronics components and molding equipment so that the community …

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February 25th, 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , | Category: Career and Technical, Design Thinking, Education, Fab Labs, Fabrication Techniques, ShopBot Sallye, STEM | ( 34 ) | Comments are closed

CNC and STEM (STEAM) Education: 1

By Sallye Coyle, January 9th, 2015

In 2003, the director of technical education at the Clark County School System in Las Vegas, NV took a big step: CNC (computer numerically controlled) equipment was introduced into the woodworking programs at most of the middle schools and high schools in the district. It was a bold step, one taken to introduce technology (computers) …

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January 9th, 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Category: Design Thinking, Digital Fabrication, Education, Fab Labs, ShopBot Sallye, STEAM, STEM | ( 34 ) | Comments are closed

New FabLab at North Carolina Central University

By Sallye Coyle, November 26th, 2014

North Carolina Central University, a HBCU located in Durham, NC, introduced its new FabLab to the Board of Visitors on Thursday, Nov 20, 2014. A new sign, designed by University Architect Tim McCullen and fabricated by on a ShopBot by Sallye Coyle, greeted the Board as they came down the hall of the Mary M. …

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November 26th, 2014 | Tags: | Category: Education, Fab Labs, ShopBot Sallye | ( 34 ) | Leave a comment

Can you CNC a classic American chair? Of course you can.

By Michael Berliner, August 21st, 2014

Architect, designer and educator John Thomas Heida relaxes in his retro, flat-pack chair

John Thomas Heida is an architectural designer, a furniture designer, and a digital-fabrication specialist at the School of Visual Art’s Visible Futures Lab. He teaches at the New York School of Interior Design, School of Visual Arts and at …

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August 21st, 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Category: Digital Fabrication, Education, Fab Labs, Graduate School, Makerspaces, ShopBot User Stories | ( 67 ) | Leave a comment

Roving ShopBots attend ITEEA and Burlington (NC) mini Maker Faire

By Sallye Coyle, April 14th, 2014

In late March, ShopBot was fortunate enough to be invited to participate with the USFLN (US FabLab Network) booth at the ITEEA (International Technology and Engineering Education Association) Meeting in Orlando. The booth was staffed by Sallye Coyle (ShopBot), Caroline McEnnis (TIES), Andrea Lane (Lorain County Community College, Ohio) and David Richardson (LLCC, Ohio.)

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April 14th, 2014 | Tags: | Category: Desktop, Education, Fab Labs, Handibot Smart Power Tool, Makerspaces, ShopBot, ShopBot Sallye | ( 34 ) | Leave a comment

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