Can you CNC a classic American chair? Of course you can.

Architect, designer and educator John Thomas Heida relaxes in his retro, flat-pack chair

 

John Thomas Heida is an architectural designer, a furniture designer, and a digital-fabrication specialist at the School of Visual Art’s Visible Futures Lab. He teaches at the New York School of Interior Design, School of Visual Arts and at Pratt Institute …

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Homebuilt is Re-Inventing Homebuilding with Distributed Manufacturing (and ShopBots)

Guest ShopBot blog contributor Dennis Michaud is an architect and was one of the founders and leaders of the highly successful California company, Blu Homes. Michaud’s new venture, Homebuilt, is more than a company; it aspires to also become a new business model for home building.  In this post he shares his vision for Homebuilt: …

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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 helps build the home of the future!

This Fall 2013, a team comprised of software engineers and designers from Colorado and Massachusetts, architects from the UK, and some ShopBotting digital fabbers from Virginia got together and built a house.  In two days.

Thousands of visitors to the World Maker Faire in NYC walked around inside it and checked it out, and learned …

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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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The MoMA Home Delivery Exhibit [House Finished]

I got the chance to visit the Museum of Modern Art’s “Home Delivery” show just after it opened in July with my family. We had a great time visiting all 5 of the houses, and it was pretty amazing to see the ShopBot-Cut house sitting right there in the middle of Manhattan (see story …

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ShopBot-Cut CNC House UPDATES

Here are a some shots from day 9 and 15 of assembly of the yourHouse project at the Museum of Modern Art (NYC). See Article Below.

Almost Finished, July 9

A few days earlier …

Here are a few pictures taken the second day of assembly of the yourHouse project at the Museum of Modern …

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ShopBot CNC Housebuilding

Last week I took a day off and made a field trip to the Eastern Shore of Virginia. I’m always happy to get to see the Chesapeake Bay and to eat crabcakes but I was particularly looking forward to visiting Bill Young’s current project: Cutting the 600+ sheets of plywood that make up the …

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