Meet Gustavo Bonet. To the NYC design world, he’s becoming known as “the Fixer.”

Gustavo Bonet, architect and designer. He helped out at the ShopBot booth at this year’s Maker Faire NYC

 

Gustavo Bonet is a traditionally trained architect who started making furniture in Florida before moving to NYC to get his Masters in Architecture from Columbia University. Gustavo says, “During my time at Columbia, I developed …

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Introducing the Standalone Indexer Tool

ShopBot Standalone Indexer Tool

 

ShopBot is known for making high quality CNC tools at levels of complexity and cost that are approachable to individual users. These tools perform full 3 axis CNC machining operations on a wide range of sizes and types of material. Adding an indexing head, often called an indexer or …

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Florida State U. informs and inspires with digital fabrication techniques

Professors at Florida State University in Tallahassee are helping to prepare their students for a multitude of career possibilities, by exposing them to the techniques of digital fabrication. They’re making use of digital fab from many angles, and it’s fascinating to learn about. Projects range from a huge 3D printer that instructor Winston Graves describes …

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Boston ABX Show was Buzzing about Handibot

ShopBot Tools was excited to participate at ArchitectureBoston Expo (ABX) Nov. 19 -21 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. ABX is one of the largest events for the design and construction industry in the country, and the largest regional conference and tradeshow in New England — a perfect venue for us to introduce the …

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ShopBot Launches Kickstarter for the Handibot™ Smart Power Tool

 

It’s an app-driven power tool.It’s a portable 3D cutter.It’s the Handibot!

ShopBot Tools today (June 27, 2013) launched a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign (handibot.com/fund) to support development and distribution of its latest hardware innovation, the Handibot™ smart power tool. This 30-day campaign hopes to raise $125,000, and one of the main rewards for contributors …

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Indexer Spinning for Autodesk University

I’m getting back into reporting here after too long a time spent deep in software. I thought I’d start with a report on an Indexer project. Reporting on this project lets me describe some things that have been going on at ShopBot as well as highlight a feature of the (new) ShopBot 3.8.x Version software.

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Testing Painted Bas-Relief Methods

Continuing with the discussion of my MAKEcation art project introduced in an earlier posting, I’ve had a general idea of how I’d like these paintings/carvings to look — that is, the feeling I’m going for — yet, I’m not really sure about the specifics of how I’m going to do it. I am sure it …

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Experimenting with an Art Form

Painted Relief, or Painted Bas-Relief, is an method that dates to the beginning of art history. It’s not an art form that gets a lot of attention. But given my interests and the tools I have at hand, it’s been one that I’ve wanted to explore for years (admittedly, suggesting this project is ‘art’ may …

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My First Post

Ever since we upgraded our website this Spring, I’ve wanted a space to write about the things that are going on at ShopBot. It’s a bit of a busy place, but also exciting. And, we are certainly hard at work developing new CNC stuff. I’ll try to make a contribution every month or so and …

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The Extruder…how to squeeze molding and other odd shapes out of your ShopBot!

If you’re like me you’ve come across situations where you’ve had something that you wanted to cut…maybe something like a piece of molding or a boat rudder…that had the same cross-section along its length. This happened to me recently when a contractor brought me a piece of door corner trim from an old house that …

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