Calling for: CNC’d Seasonal Décor

Winter’s coming and the holiday season is almost upon us. We’re calling all “Handibotters” and “ShopBotters” to participate in our first annual:

How does this season inspire your creativity? We invite you to CNC it and share it! Whatever holiday you may celebrate, share your CNC project with ShopBotters and Handibotters everywhere …

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Making a Perfect Door, II: Construction and Reprogramming

Our quest to create the perfect solid wood raised panel door on a ShopBot raised many questions. We began by measuring the thickness of our current door panels to determine the needed depth of cut and create a plan for two part jig system to hold the door panels in place while they were …

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ShopBot Jamboree Coming This Week …

This weekend the ShopBot Jamboree returns to Durham and we’re all looking forward to getting together with ShopBotters from around the country. We’ve enjoyed doing the Jamboree on the West Coast and then in Texas, but it’s good to be back home too.

Our Jamboree is a lot of things, but most of all it’s …

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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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Fab Assembler

Recently, Wired Magazine posted a blog article about a “FabLab” that was being set up in Jalalabad Afganistan. Front and center is a picture of the Lab’s ShopBot. The article mentions Amy Sun who is a primary collaborator of Neil Gershenfeld in the FabLab movement (MIT Media Lab and author of: FAB: The Coming …

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