Makerspaces in Education: Becoming Comfortable Using Your ShopBot and Other Digital Fabrication Tools

By Sallye Coyle, April 5th, 2018

Showing off projects created on a ShopBot CNC and a laser cutter

Do you own or have access to digital fabrication equipment such as a ShopBot CNC machine, laser cutter, or 3D printer, and an interest in education? Do you want to know more about the software and machines available for digital fabrication in …

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April 5th, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Category: Career and Technical, Design School, Digital Fabrication, Education, Events, Fab Labs, Fabrication Techniques, Getting Started in CNC, Graduate School, Handibot Smart Power Tool, High School, Makerspaces, Middle School, Public School, ShopBot, ShopBot Sallye, STEAM, STEM, Teachers | ( 34 ) | One comment

Andy Pitts to other fine woodworkers: “Don’t be afraid of CNC!”

By Michael Berliner, October 8th, 2014

Andrew Pitts of Heathsville, Virginia, is a self-taught studio furnituremaker with 38 years experience. His beautiful, detailed furniture has been featured in numerous exhibitions and garnered more than a dozen awards. He is an active member of several local Virginia artists’ associations and the national Furniture Society. With his many years of experience, Pitts only …

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October 8th, 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Category: ShopBot User Stories | ( 67 ) | One comment

Introducing the Standalone Indexer Tool

By Nate Zellmer, October 8th, 2014

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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October 8th, 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , | Category: Manufacturing, Product Prototyping, Production Support, ShopBot | ( 2 ) | Comments are closed

International Woodworking Faire was huge!

By Jeanne Taylor, August 23rd, 2014

The 2014 International Woodworking Faire took over two of the buildings at the Georgia World Congress Center August 20-23rd. Building B, where our booth was located, pulsed with activity. “There was definitely more traffic than in the past few years and we’re seeing more cabinetmakers looking to automate their businesses,” Ryan Patterson said.

Cutting …

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August 23rd, 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Category: Events, Handibot Smart Power Tool, Manufacturing | ( 15 ) | Comments are closed

Handibot Smart Tool now available at Handibot.com!

By Michael Berliner, February 28th, 2014

We’re thrilled to announce that the Handibot® Smart Power Tool Developer Edition, first introduced by ShopBot Tools in a 2013 Kickstarter campaign, is now for sale at the Handibot.com online store.

The Handibot Smart Power Tool Developer Edition is a portable, digitally-controlled power tool for cutting, drilling, carving, and many other machining operations. You can …

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February 28th, 2014 | Tags: , , , | Category: Handibot Smart Power Tool | ( 67 ) | Leave a comment

ShopBot Launches Kickstarter for the Handibot™ Smart Power Tool

By Michael Berliner, June 27th, 2013

 

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 …

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June 27th, 2013 | Tags: , , , , , , | Category: Digital Fabrication, Handibot Smart Power Tool | ( 67 ) | Leave a comment

Indexer Spinning for Autodesk University

By Ted Hall [Reporting from ShopBot], ShopBot Tools, February 22nd, 2013

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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February 22nd, 2013 | Tags: , , , , | Category: Digital Fabrication, Reporting from ShopBot, ShopBot | ( 34 ) | Leave a comment

Testing Painted Bas-Relief Methods

By Ted Hall [Reporting from ShopBot], ShopBot Tools, December 22nd, 2009

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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December 22nd, 2009 | Tags: , , , , , , , | Category: Reporting from ShopBot | ( 34 ) | Leave a comment

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

By Bill Young [Bill's Corner], March 15th, 2006

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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March 15th, 2006 | Tags: , , , , | Category: Digital Fabrication, ShopBot | ( 35 ) | Comments are closed

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