48 contestants. 48 hours. One winning idea.

By ShopBot, September 4th, 2018

Make48 Film Crew at Work

As a product design student walking into an event where teams are tasked with designing a product, I didn’t quite know what to expect. Every day at school we brainstorm ideas, sketch them out, prototype them over and over, and then at the end of the project, market and …

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September 4th, 2018 | Tags: | Category: Design Thinking, Digital Fabrication, Education, Events, Makerspaces, Product Prototyping, 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

The Future of Educational Technology

By Sallye Coyle, February 9th, 2018

Say “Educational Technology” to a room of teachers, administrators, and vendors, and you will get many different definitions. Having recently attended the Future of Educational Technology Conference (FETC 2018) as a “civilian” rather than an exhibitor, I was able to attend workshops and presentations, visit the entire convention floor of vendors (387), and stop …

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February 9th, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Category: Career and Technical, Digital Fabrication, Education, Events, High School, Makerspaces, Middle School, Projects, Public School, ShopBot Sallye, STEAM, STEM, Teachers | ( 34 ) | One comment

Make48 to Air Season Two this Spring!

By ShopBot, December 14th, 2017

Make48 at the Kansas City Art Institute

The new TV show, Make48 is kind of a combination hybrid of Iron Chef and Shark Tank. You start off with an unveiled topic and some resources and then set the clock ticking. Twelve teams now have 48 hours to: come up with an idea that …

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December 14th, 2017 | Category: Design Thinking, Desktop MAX, Digital Fabrication, Events, Fabrication Techniques, Makerspaces, Manufacturing, Product Prototyping, ShopBot | ( 31 ) | 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

Fashioning Hat Blocks: Digital Technology Enhances a Dying Art Form

By Sallye Coyle, March 9th, 2017

Creating the right look for a character on the stage is one of the tasks of a costuming department in a theatre. When creating a hat for a character, a felt hat must have the material draped over a form, or hat block. The hat block must be able to accept pins to hold …

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March 9th, 2017 | Category: Digital Fabrication, Education, Fabrication Techniques, Makerspaces, Theatres | ( 34 ) | 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

First ever DC-Arlington Camp ShopBot 2016

By Thea Eck, September 19th, 2016

 

TechShop DC/Arlington served as a great host location for the first ever DC-Arlington Camp ShopBot. Situated across from Reagan International Airport, a large and varied population utilizes the space and tools. And with three different models of ShopBot machines and array of other machines their members are not lacking in digital fabrication resources. …

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September 19th, 2016 | Tags: | Category: Camp ShopBot, Events, Makerspaces, TechShops | ( 9 ) | Comments are closed

Notes from Fab12 in Shenzhen, China

By Sallye Coyle, September 8th, 2016

Friends from 5 Continents sharing one last evening at SZOIL after Fab 12 in Shenzhen.

The Location: This year’s gathering of the International FabLab network took place in early August in Shenzhen, China. About an hour from Hong Kong, Shenzhen is a new city, grown up in the last 25 – 30 years from …

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September 8th, 2016 | Category: Digital Fabrication, Education, Events, Fab Labs, Fabrication Techniques, Makerspaces, Reporting from ShopBot, ShopBot Sallye | ( 34 ) | Comments are closed

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