A Brief Timeline of Mobile Digital Fabrication Equipment

UI1 Mobile FabLab at a Maker Faire. An awning provides extra shelter when projects are set up outside the MFL.

 

It’s a great idea to take the digital fabrication equipment to the people, rather than the people having to travel to the equipment. As experience and the type of equipment available have changed, …

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From Student to Instructor in Three Years!

When Grant Wolfe first started to learn how to use the ShopBot Buddy in his Construction Tech classes in school less than three years ago, he likely didn’t realize that he would be helping train Belton High School students on that same equipment today. The skills he developed in operating this equipment was not …

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Circle Strings custom guitars adds ShopBot to the mix

Adam Buchwald of Circle Strings; photo ©Shem Roose

 

Adam Buchwald is the owner and principal luthier of Circle Strings, a company he first opened in Brooklyn, NY, in 2005, and now operates in Burlington, VT, where he and his family relocated in 2008. Adam focuses on building guitars, mandolins, tenor guitars and double …

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Custom furniture maker finds surprising benefits of CNC

 

Andrew Coholic is the owner of Joe Coholic Custom Furniture Ltd., a custom cabinetry and furniture business. The company operates out of a 6,000 square foot shop in Timmins, Canada. Andrew runs the business that was started by his father Joe back in the early 1970’s. Andrew said, “My family has worked with …

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Woodworker Nick Buchholz’s ShopBot helps him explore new areas of design

This Art Nouveau building in Belgium is an inspiration for Nick Buchhholz

Nick Buchholz has been an amateur woodworker for many years, maintaining a shop in his garage while working as a computer programmer for the National Observatory in Tucson, Arizona. He retired from his programming career in 2012 after 25 years with the …

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MAKING is helping children with disabilities discover their ABILITIES.

DIYAbility.org co-founder John Schimmel (rear, left) with workshop participants, including Matthew Altan (front row, far right). Read more about what Matthew’s been up to, below.

DIYAbility.org and digital fab are making a big difference in kids’ lives. They’re having fun, using technology, and are becoming empowered for productive & happy lives.

MAKING is helping children with disabilities discover their ABILITIES.

Ed Wall Brings STEM Curriculum to Life with ShopBot Tools

Teaching STEM in upstate N.Y. with help of ShopBot

Ed Wall has been a Technology teacher for more than a quarter of a century. As any veteran teacher will tell you, the key to success is to make the learning process fun! That’s exactly what Ed has been doing with his students in Elmira, New York. Ed teaches a STEM curriculum including classes in ACE SolidWorks, Drawing and Design for Production, Production & Construction Systems, Manufacturing Systems and Computer Integrated Manufacturing. And his teaching tool of choice is ShopBot! …

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Part 1: Buddy 48 and Innospann vacuum system

We would like to give you some background about our company and share some experiences we had improving our 48” ShopBot Buddy with a new vacuum hold down system.

Intelliview UAS, LLC was originally organized to help design an aerial surveillance video platform for unmanned aircraft systems. Running back and forth to meetings, I spent …

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