It’s a Fidget!

By Devin Wilson, June 23rd, 2017

In an attempt to keep the kids involved through the end of the school year, I asked my students what they wanted to make with the ShopBot. You can probably guess what they said if you’ve seen what the latest craze is: fidget spinners. My response was fidja-what? They proceeded to introduce me to …

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June 23rd, 2017 | Tags: , | Category: Desktop MAX, Education, High School, Public School, ShopBot, STEM, Teachers | ( 3 ) | 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

Showing, Sharing, Empowering: World Maker Faire NY 2016

By Jeanne Taylor, October 11th, 2016

One of my favorite things about attending Maker Faires (large or small) is the moment you witness someone make the connection of how something is made—and then see the leap they make to quickly translating that new information to something they want to make. Maker Faires are ripe with individuals and organizations ready to …

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October 11th, 2016 | Tags: , , | Category: Desktop MAX, Digital Fabrication, Events, Handibot Smart Power Tool | ( 15 ) | Leave a comment

MakeLocal at the Autodesk Forge Developer Conference

By Bill Young [Bill's Corner], July 10th, 2016

Autodesk Forge DevCon 2016

Last October at the NY Maker Faire, 100kGarages collaborated with Josh Worley of Opendesk on an event we named MakeLocal. It took all the steps that go into shopping for a product and having it fabricated locally, specifically for you, and compressed that big-picture concept of local digital manufacturing into …

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July 10th, 2016 | Category: Desktop MAX, Digital Fabrication, Distributed, Events | ( 35 ) | Comments are closed

FS16 Craft/Facturing – 2016 Furniture Society Conference

By ShopBot, July 9th, 2016

The 2016 Furniture Society Conference was held at the University of the Arts in Downtown Philadelphia, June 23rd – 25th. ShopBot’s role as a sponsor was to bring along a tool to be used for a workshop called “Exploring the Fourth Dimension” that was being led by a team from the University of Minnesota. …

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July 9th, 2016 | Category: Desktop MAX, Digital Fabrication, ShopBot | ( 31 ) | Comments are closed

Desktop MAX Project: A Tiny Table for a Tiny House

By ShopBot, January 5th, 2016

Think about the tools that you use to make things in your daily life: a toaster, a hammer, a knife. Now place these tools on an imaginary graph where one axis describes the ease of use of the tool and the other describes its capability. I find that most tools in my life that …

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January 5th, 2016 | Category: Desktop MAX, Digital Fabrication, Manufacturing, Projects, ShopBot | ( 31 ) | Leave a comment

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