Former ShopBot COO Takes CNC to the Woodworking World

By ShopBot, June 3rd, 2018

Interview from 2014 IWF in Atlanta, GA

ShopBot’s former operations manager, ‘head camp counselor,’ and the penultimate editor of American Woodworker, Randy Johnson, is out championing CNC to woodworkers across the country. As an enthusiast of traditional woodworking, Johnson caught the CNC bug and has become an inspiring proponent of digital fabrication, CNC, and …

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June 3rd, 2018 | Tags: , , , | Category: Digital Fabrication, Getting Started in CNC, Projects, ShopBot | ( 31 ) | Leave a comment

ShopBot Offers Free Training for Imported CNC Routers

By ShopBot, May 17th, 2018

Images from a recent webinar on flattening and carving a log slab.

ShopBot Tools is opening its highly-regarded webinar training to owners and operators of imported CNC routers. Whether you bought an imported tool on eBay, or purchased from a US importer of Chinese tools such as Laguna, ShopBot invites you to join us …

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May 17th, 2018 | Tags: , , | Category: Digital Fabrication, Fabrication Techniques, Getting Started in CNC, Projects, Reporting from ShopBot, ShopBot | ( 31 ) | 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

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

Our History, Our Future

By Devin Wilson, March 27th, 2017

We made a jig to CNC the tops and sides of our CO2 cars.

Hello, my name is Devin Wilson and I am excited to be a part of the ShopBot world! I am a first year Carpentry and Technology teacher at Rosman High/Middle School in Rosman, NC. There have been some ups and downs, but …

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March 27th, 2017 | Category: Desktop MAX, Digital Fabrication, Education, Getting Started in CNC, High School, Middle School, Teachers | ( 3 ) | Comments are closed

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

Camaraderie continues at 6th annual Michigan Camp ShopBot

By Thea Eck, October 31st, 2016

Randy Johnson (upper left) greets the group as John Oliver (lower right) from ShopBot tech support looks on.

The annual Michigan Camp ShopBot started in 2011 when a new privately-owned makerspace opened in Ann Arbor, MI. So many attended that it was easy to say, let’s do this again. Fast forward to 2016 and …

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October 31st, 2016 | Tags: , | Category: Camp ShopBot, Getting Started in CNC, Makerspaces, TechShops | ( 9 ) | Comments are closed

Sports themed products made using Desktop

By Thea Eck, October 3rd, 2016

Within 2 hours of receiving his Desktop, David had it up and running.

David Sheffield was born and raised in Buffalo, NY. This city, like many Rust Belt towns, possesses a well-honed sense of pride for its sports teams and historical manufacturing contributions. David’s small manufacturing company, Buffalo Bottle Craft, creates simple products that …

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October 3rd, 2016 | Tags: , , | Category: Cell-based Production, Design Thinking, Desktop, Getting Started in CNC, ShopBot User Stories, Uncategorized | ( 9 ) | Comments are closed

Sharing can be hard work!

By Bill Young [Bill's Corner], September 7th, 2016

From the time we first started, sharing has been an important part of ShopBot’s DNA. The files to build a ShopBot were originally released by Ted Hall as shareware and there have been a steady stream of project files available since then. The fabrication files for one of my first projects, “Honey’s Canoe,” have …

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September 7th, 2016 | Category: Digital Fabrication, Getting Started in CNC, Handibot Smart Power Tool, Projects, ShopBot | ( 35 ) | Comments are closed

Heirloom objects commemorating military life

By Thea Eck, July 5th, 2016

Shadow Box for a retired Master Chief in the Navy

In recent years, the word ‘heirloom’ has crept into the vernacular of everyday speech. From heirloom vegetables at grocery stores to home décor magazine touting heirloom objects found at flea markets, often times the intention is more buzz than substance. There is no history …

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July 5th, 2016 | Category: Desktop, Getting Started in CNC, Projects, ShopBot, ShopBot User Stories | ( 9 ) | Comments are closed

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