Mendocino College Theatre Program Adds ShopBot CNC to Their Studio

By Sallye Coyle, February 11th, 2020

An old theatre prop in the form of a tree greets you as you enter the back door of the Set Design Studio at Mendocino College in Ukiah, CA. The back side sports black marker lines for a jigsaw to cut out the leaves and branches, and a metal frame is welded together to …

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February 11th, 2020 | Tags: , , , , , , , | Category: Design Thinking, Digital Fabrication, Education, PRSalpha, ShopBot, ShopBot Sallye, Theatres | ( 34 ) | Leave a comment

We’re going back to Camp!

By Bill Young [Bill's Corner], November 17th, 2019

In March of 1999, a small group of ShopBot owners and other folks curious about CNC met in Bill Young’s shop on the coast of Virginia for the first of what was to become “ShopBot Camps.” Although these informal gatherings of ShopBot owners were sponsored by ShopBot, they were never intended to be sales tools, …

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November 17th, 2019 | Category: Camp ShopBot, Events, ShopBot | ( 35 ) | Comments are closed

Truck Floor de Lis

By ShopBot, October 17th, 2019

Blog post written by Walter Dill

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First, a little backstory about Walter Dill and Monica Uhl, aka DillUhlsional: Soon after our relationship began 7 years ago, Monica realized that together we are DillUhlsional, which is appropriate since we have hugely grandiose plans! 5 years ago, with significant support and editing from Monica and a …

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October 17th, 2019 | Tags: , , , , , , | Category: Desktop, Digital Fabrication, Fabrication Techniques, ShopBot | ( 31 ) | Leave a comment

Machining a Two-sided 3D Model Created in Solidworks

By Sallye Coyle, October 16th, 2019

 

This blog post originally appeared on the 100k Garages blog in 2017. I often get requests for information regarding two-sided machining on a ShopBot tool and figured with that many people asking about it, that we should cross-post it here on the ShopBot blog for additional accessibility. I have edited a few things to …

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October 16th, 2019 | Tags: , , , , | Category: Digital Fabrication, Fabrication Techniques, Product Prototyping, ShopBot, ShopBot Sallye | ( 34 ) | Leave a comment

Success! ShopBot’s First Open House

By Jennifer Nix, September 10th, 2019

On Saturday, August 24th, ShopBot Tools held their first Open House in Durham, NC. The event was free and open to the public, but because it was our first time holding one we weren’t sure what to expect. Little did we know, we would have over 200 people come see us during the 4-hour …

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September 10th, 2019 | Tags: , , , | Category: 5-Axis, Buddy, Desktop, Desktop MAX, Desktop MAX ATC, Education, Events, Manufacturing, PRSalpha, PRSstandard, Reporting from ShopBot, ShopBot, Standalone Indexer | ( 6 ) | Leave a comment

Digital Fabrication for Educators: Inaugural Fusion 360 Training

By Sallye Coyle, September 4th, 2019

Fusion 360, a powerful cloud-based CAD/CAM software that is free for educators, has been gaining popularity in schools because the design files can be output to multiple digital fabrication tools such as CNC machines (like ShopBot tools), laser cutters, and 3D printers. While the price is right, sorting through the possibilities and keeping track of …

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September 4th, 2019 | Tags: , , , , | Category: Career and Technical, Digital Fabrication, Education, Fabrication Techniques, High School, Middle School, Public School, ShopBot, ShopBot Sallye, STEAM, STEM, Teachers | ( 34 ) | Leave a comment

Making Music at the Summer NAMM Show in Nashville

By ShopBot, August 8th, 2019

Reported by Chris Burns

The National Association of Music Merchandisers holds two conferences every year. The Summer NAMM show in Nashville, TN is filled with people from all different areas of music including musicians, audio technology experts, and instrument makers, just to name a few. Some of the businesses exhibiting build hundreds of instruments every …

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August 8th, 2019 | Tags: , , | Category: Desktop, Desktop MAX, Desktop MAX ATC, Digital Fabrication, Events, Fabrication Techniques, Manufacturing, ShopBot | ( 31 ) | Leave a comment

ShopBot in Cleveland — Spring Make 19

By Jennifer Nix, May 16th, 2019

Hone your craft. Build your brand. This was the idea behind Spring Make 19 in Cleveland, Ohio April 25th – 27th. As a first time sponsor of the event, we weren’t quite sure what to expect, but things got off to the races quickly!

The first day of the event, Thursday, April …

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May 16th, 2019 | Tags: , , , | Category: Design Thinking, Events, ShopBot | ( 6 ) | 2 comments

Electronics, 3D-Carving, and Molding & Casting at Fab Labs

By Sallye Coyle, April 15th, 2019

Soldering surface mount components to the PCB board: LED, switch, battery holder.

The first three months of 2019 saw a flurry of Professional Development in Fab Labs from Mississippi/Louisiana to California. Fab Labs have a full quiver of digital fabrication tools and a well-stocked electronics station. The goal for these Professional Development workshops or …

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April 15th, 2019 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Category: Digital Fabrication, Education, Fab Labs, Fabrication Techniques, High School, Middle School, ShopBot, ShopBot Sallye, STEAM, STEM, Teachers | ( 34 ) | Leave a comment

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

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