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

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

Blending traditional and digital tools to make one-of-a-kind objects of beauty

By Jeanne Taylor, October 8th, 2018

“Tablescape No. 1.” • Hard rock maple, stainless steel • 58 x 90 x 32 inches. Now showing at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft – Texascraft 2018 • Winner of one of three Juror Merit Awards.

Meet Artist and Industrial Designer Brooke M Davis

We’ve been following Brooke M Davis’ work since 2012 after she …

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October 8th, 2018 | Tags: , , , | Category: Design Thinking, Manufacturing, PRSstandard, ShopBot, ShopBot User Stories | ( 15 ) | 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

Neathawk Designs – “If You Think It, We Can Create It!”

By Jennifer Nix, November 13th, 2017

One of the many signs created by Neathawk Designs

When the recession of 2008 hit, housing and land developers found themselves hit particularly hard. Lindsay Neathawk was a graphic designer for a land developer, and soon was impacted by the recession as well come 2010—and found herself looking for a job. Instead of standing …

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November 13th, 2017 | Category: Digital Fabrication, Fabrication Techniques, PRSstandard, ShopBot User Stories, Signs | ( 6 ) | 8 comments

Visionary Effects’ interdisciplinary portfolio the work of one person

By Thea Eck, August 4th, 2016

“My goal has always been to grow the business slowly and naturally,” reflects Dan Thomson.

Visionary Effects’ portfolio looks like a design-build team of 4 or 5 people each possessing varying skills, similar to many interdisciplinary studios. But in actuality, it is only Dan Thomson: owner, designer, fabricator, problem solver and animatronics guru.

Dan …

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August 4th, 2016 | Tags: , , | Category: Digital Fabrication, Projects, PRSstandard, ShopBot User Stories, Uncategorized | ( 9 ) | Comments are closed

ShopBot CNC the “most profitable woodworking tool I’ve ever purchased”

By Michael Berliner, July 8th, 2016

Buddy Warner with the hammer dulcimer he designed and built

 

If you’ve called ShopBot to ask about our tools, the name Buddy Warner may be familiar to you. His day job is to consult with prospective ShopBot customers, helping assess their needs and pointing them to appropriate CNC tool solutions (a fancy …

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July 8th, 2016 | Tags: , , , , | Category: Digital Fabrication, PRSstandard, ShopBot, ShopBot User Stories, Signs | ( 67 ) | Comments are closed

Elderwood Academy Elevates the Culture of Gaming

By Thea Eck, June 29th, 2016

 

Hex Chests from the first Kickstarter campaign in 2014

Spellbooks from their second Kickstarter campaign in 2015

 

Elderwood Academy, like many young entrepreneurial companies, has its roots in the makerspace movement. When Quentin Weir and Dan Reiss fulfilled the orders for their first successful Kickstarter campaign, the two CNC machines required– …

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June 29th, 2016 | Category: Design Thinking, Digital Fabrication, Getting Started in CNC, Makerspaces, Manufacturing, Product Prototyping, PRSstandard, ShopBot, ShopBot User Stories | ( 9 ) | Comments are closed

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