Tuning Up the PRS Gantry

By ShopBot, February 12th, 2019

Special Notice from ShopBot Technical Support (2019)

CAUTION – Before continuing with any of the recommended information below, the following maintenance information should be checked and double checked first, and our Technical Support team contacted before any adjustments are made to the gantry gussets or beam. The gantry is assembled in house using specialized …

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February 12th, 2019 | Category: Uncategorized | ( 31 ) | Comments are closed

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

Sports themed products made using Desktop

By Thea Eck, October 3rd, 2016

Within 2 hours of receiving his Desktop, David had it up and running.

David Sheffield was born and raised in Buffalo, NY. This city, like many Rust Belt towns, possesses a well-honed sense of pride for its sports teams and historical manufacturing contributions. David’s small manufacturing company, Buffalo Bottle Craft, creates simple products that …

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October 3rd, 2016 | Tags: , , | Category: Cell-based Production, Design Thinking, Desktop, Getting Started in CNC, ShopBot User Stories, Uncategorized | ( 9 ) | Comments are closed

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

Talk Nice To Me

By John Zehren, February 22nd, 2016

I’ve always talked to myself. Lately, I find, there’s little I can accomplish, if I don’t talk myself through it. Furthermore, as I find it helps me, I’ve gotten much worse. It seems I talk to myself at all times, about all things, and in the company of others.

The Name Game

When I …

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February 22nd, 2016 | Category: Uncategorized | ( 2 ) | Comments are closed

Digital Fabrication and your Museum

By John Zehren, November 3rd, 2015

As the affordability of CNC, and Digital Printing gets better, and using it becomes more intuitive, these technologies find their way into adjacent fields, like museums. This affects your institution in two very important ways.

Cost Savings.

My work while at Field Museum, taught me much about how to build cost …

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November 3rd, 2015 | Category: Uncategorized | ( 2 ) | Leave a comment

ShopBot participates in conference on Cultivating an Entrepreneural Culture

By Jeanne Taylor, October 28th, 2015

What happens when the NACCE (National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship) has their annual conference? Inspired conversation.

Sallye Coyle, Educational Outreach Coordinator for ShopBot Tools, and I held a round table at the NACCE event. Attendees learned about the 100kGarages online network for bringing makers, designers, and fabbers together. …

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October 28th, 2015 | Category: Career and Technical, Education, Events, Reporting from ShopBot, Teachers, Uncategorized | ( 15 ) | Leave a comment

Z Extruder

By Gary Campbell, December 2nd, 2010

Some time back I posted a project we completed on the ShopBot Forum that showed 4 Walnut Legs machined with 4 concave sides (Read forum thread). This machining was done by manual manipulation of a cutting file similar to what the Virtual Tool “Extruder” does. The difference is that when the Extruder extrapolates a file, …

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December 2nd, 2010 | Tags: | Category: Uncategorized | ( 13 ) | Leave a comment

Reusing Designs

By Bill Young [Bill's Corner], November 2nd, 2010

Although it’s fun to always be doing new things, sometimes it’s a plus to be able to reuse work that you’ve done in the past. It not only saves you time, but also gets you looking at old designs with new eyes. Here are two examples that I’ve worked on recently.

Puzzles:

5 or 6 …

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November 2nd, 2010 | Tags: | Category: Uncategorized | ( 35 ) | Leave a comment

My Wind Power Generator

By Tom Odoyo, October 12th, 2010

With my great interest in renewable energy I have been working on wind powered generator which is efficient and cost effective and so that’s how the Shopbot came in handy to help me produce the aerofoil design of the blades.

I used a combination of positive and negative molds for the blades. Below is the …

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October 12th, 2010 | Tags: , | Category: Uncategorized | ( 2 ) | 2 comments

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