Make Your Own Circuit Board Luggage Tags

By Bill Young [Bill's Corner], April 11th, 2019

If you’re like me you hate the paper tags that transportation services give you to identify your bags when you travel. Recently I decided to make myself some that were more durable and would look WAY cooler.

I dug around in the shop and found some machinable circuit board blanks that were left over …

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April 11th, 2019 | Category: Digital Fabrication, Fabrication Techniques, Handibot Smart Power Tool, Projects, ShopBot | ( 35 ) | Leave a comment

Prototype to Production: A Case Study

By Bill Young [Bill's Corner], January 4th, 2019

At ShopBot, we’re understandably passionate about making things with CNC machines and about the power of digital fabrication tools. We’re always looking for ways to help show what these amazing tools can do, and for items that are made with a ShopBot that showcase several of the processes that a ShopBot tool can handle. …

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January 4th, 2019 | Category: Design Thinking, Desktop MAX, Digital Fabrication, Handibot Smart Power Tool, Manufacturing, Product Prototyping, ShopBot | ( 35 ) | One comment

Popular Pastime Reintroduced by ShopBot Tools at the Maker Faire Bay Area

By Jeanne Taylor, July 5th, 2018

The 13th Annual Maker Faire Bay Area, which took place May 18th-20th, once again did not disappoint. The weather was beautiful and there was an estimated attendance of 90,000! Packed with hands-on and how-to sessions, makers young and old were inspired and excited. New programming was added this year: Thursday After Dark at …

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July 5th, 2018 | Tags: , , , , | Category: Desktop MAX, Digital Fabrication, Events, Handibot Smart Power Tool, ShopBot | ( 15 ) | 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

Robota Soars the Skies with ShopBot

By Jennifer Nix, October 18th, 2017

Robota’s Eclipse taking flight

While working for a military systems manufacturer, Antonio Liska developed a sensibility regarding unmanned aircraft (UAVs). He was of the mind that unmanned aerial systems could be utilized beyond military applications—functionality that extended into more commercial applications and where they could serve far more altruistic purposes.

When …

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October 18th, 2017 | Category: Desktop, Digital Fabrication, Handibot Smart Power Tool, Manufacturing, ShopBot, ShopBot User Stories | ( 6 ) | Leave a comment

Handibot at the Pilchuck Glass School

By ShopBot, October 9th, 2017

Iceberg glass vase in progress – on pipe after being rolled onto textured plate.

In August 2017, Brian Gillespie and Tara Broyhill were artists in residence at the Pilchuck Glass School. During session 6, “Exploration”, they explored how generative design and digital fabrication can inform the form and texture of glass in new ways. It …

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October 9th, 2017 | Category: Design Thinking, Digital Fabrication, Education, Handibot Smart Power Tool | ( 31 ) | Leave a comment

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

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

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