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

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

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

Why We Build Our CNC Tools the Way We Build ‘em

By Ted Hall [Reporting from ShopBot], ShopBot Tools, December 7th, 2018

At ShopBot, we have been designing and building affordable CNC tools for almost 25 years. ShopBots were the first affordable CNC routers for small manufacturing. Our design choices have been based on our experience manufacturing and using low-cost robotic equipment that is optimized for small and medium production operations. Our leadership and innovation in mechanical …

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December 7th, 2018 | Category: Buddy, Desktop, Desktop MAX, Manufacturing, PRSalpha, PRSstandard, Reporting from ShopBot, ShopBot | ( 34 ) | Leave a comment

All Desktop CNCs Are Not Created Equal

By Ted Hall [Reporting from ShopBot], ShopBot Tools, October 16th, 2018

The CNC below is frequently compared to our ShopBot Desktop and ShopBot Desktop MAX tools. This tool is imported from China by several different resellers in North America. It is also available directly from China from the internet. Prices for the tool vary from $2,800 to $6,500, depending on the reseller. From published specs, …

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October 16th, 2018 | Tags: , , , , | Category: Desktop, Desktop MAX, ShopBot | ( 34 ) | Leave a comment

ShopBot in the Theatre: USITT Master Class – Southeast Section 

By Sallye Coyle, September 11th, 2018

The scene shop at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, South Carolina, has been making good use of their 4’x8’ ShopBot PRSstandard for creating various props for stage productions, including plywood forests of trees. Recently, the theatre department asked ShopBot to conduct a series of Master Classes for the Southeast Section of USITT (United States …

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September 11th, 2018 | Tags: , , | Category: Desktop, Digital Fabrication, Education, Fabrication Techniques, PRSstandard, ShopBot, ShopBot Sallye, Theatres | ( 34 ) | Leave a comment

High School Students from Dripping Springs, TX Use ShopBot Tools to Rout the Competition

By ShopBot, December 28th, 2017

Jad Jadeja and the students from the Innovative Airflow Technologies and Turbo Tigers teams.

Dripping Springs might not be the biggest city in Texas, but big things are happening at its only high school. As a school that is totally committed to providing students with challenging learning opportunities in science, technology, and math, the …

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December 28th, 2017 | Category: Buddy, Desktop, Digital Fabrication, Education, Fab Labs, High School, ShopBot, Uncategorized | ( 31 ) | Comments are closed

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

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

(Re)Visiting Digital Fabrication Labs in Middle and Upper Schools

By Sallye Coyle, June 16th, 2017

Alberta shows off the sign she made on a ShopBot.

May and early June was the time to visit a number of digital fabrication labs in middle schools, high schools, and community colleges around the US. Some labs are fine tuning their plans after being in existence for a year or more, while some are just starting their journey.

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June 16th, 2017 | Category: Desktop, Digital Fabrication, Education, Handibot Smart Power Tool, Middle School, PRSalpha, ShopBot Sallye | ( 34 ) | Comments are closed

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