CNC in Theatre: ShopBot at USITT

By Tim Babiasz, March 22nd, 2017

This past week, ShopBot Tools attended the 2017 USITT Symposium in St. Louis. The annual gathering, held at America’s Center Convention Complex, assembled the latest tools, technology, and products that are shaping the way that theatre programs are evolving in the 21st century. ShopBot’s booth highlighted the growing role of CNC in theatre production, and showcased some …

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March 22nd, 2017 | Category: Events, ShopBot, TechShops, Theatres | ( 13 ) | Comments are closed

Camaraderie continues at 6th annual Michigan Camp ShopBot

By Thea Eck, October 31st, 2016

Randy Johnson (upper left) greets the group as John Oliver (lower right) from ShopBot tech support looks on.

The annual Michigan Camp ShopBot started in 2011 when a new privately-owned makerspace opened in Ann Arbor, MI. So many attended that it was easy to say, let’s do this again. Fast forward to 2016 and …

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October 31st, 2016 | Tags: , | Category: Camp ShopBot, Getting Started in CNC, Makerspaces, TechShops | ( 9 ) | Comments are closed

First ever DC-Arlington Camp ShopBot 2016

By Thea Eck, September 19th, 2016

 

TechShop DC/Arlington served as a great host location for the first ever DC-Arlington Camp ShopBot. Situated across from Reagan International Airport, a large and varied population utilizes the space and tools. And with three different models of ShopBot machines and array of other machines their members are not lacking in digital fabrication resources. …

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September 19th, 2016 | Tags: | Category: Camp ShopBot, Events, Makerspaces, TechShops | ( 9 ) | Comments are closed

Digital Fabrication in Education Workshop

By Sallye Coyle, April 27th, 2016

Do you have digital fabrication equipment such as a ShopBot CNC machine, laser cutter, and/or a 3D printer, and an interest in education? Do you want to know more about the software and machines available to you? Are you a facilitator of a digital fab lab or makerspace who would like to join a support …

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April 27th, 2016 | Tags: , , | Category: Digital Fabrication, Education, Events, Fab Labs, Makerspaces, ShopBot, ShopBot Sallye, STEAM, STEM, Teachers, TechShops | ( 34 ) | Leave a comment

Designer Cindy Jian uses ShopBot at TechShop SF

By Michael Berliner, August 5th, 2015

“3 for Life” on display

We first encountered Cindy Jian while attending the World Maker Faire in San Mateo in May of 2015. Or rather we first saw the “3 for Life” exhibition, an oversized furniture installation conceived by Marie Applegate and her team; Cindy was instrumental in the construction of this eye-catching set …

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August 5th, 2015 | Tags: , | Category: Design Thinking, Digital Fabrication, PRSalpha, ShopBot, ShopBot User Stories, TechShops | ( 67 ) | Leave a comment

World’s first “origami” kayak sets sail out of TechShop SF

By Michael Berliner, February 26th, 2014

Designer and Oru Kayak founder Anton Willis grew up in rural Mendocino County, with easy access to rivers, lakes, and the ocean. In 2008, a move into a small San Francisco apartment forced his fiberglass kayak into storage. Inspired by an article on new advances in the art and science of origami, Willis sketched a …

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February 26th, 2014 | Tags: , , , , | Category: Digital Fabrication, Manufacturing, Product Prototyping, ShopBot User Stories, TechShops | ( 67 ) | Leave a comment

Hot new product “Ninja Standing Desk” produced out of TechShop San Francisco

By Michael Berliner, January 22nd, 2014

The Ninja Standing Desk is just like it sounds — it may well be the world’s first portable and affordable version of the permanently installed workstations you see around office and home businesses around the country.

The “Ninja” behind the Ninja Standing Desk is San Franciscan Dan McDonley, and his product has become a huge …

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January 22nd, 2014 | Tags: , , , , , | Category: Digital Fabrication, Manufacturing, ShopBot User Stories, TechShops | ( 67 ) | Leave a comment

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