Homebuilt Kits enable anyone to easily build a code-compliant home.

By Michael Berliner, October 21st, 2015

Habitat for Humanity home with Homebuilt framing

The housing market crash and economy-wide downturn of 2008 shook the lives of millions of Americans to the core. People lost jobs and started losing their homes. People stopped qualifying for mortgages to buy a home. One person’s response was this: Dennis Michaud, a successful architect and …

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October 21st, 2015 | Tags: , | Category: ShopBot User Stories | ( 67 ) | Leave a comment

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

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

By Michael Berliner, August 21st, 2014

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 …

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August 21st, 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Category: Digital Fabrication, Education, Fab Labs, Graduate School, Makerspaces, ShopBot User Stories | ( 67 ) | Leave a comment

Chicago’s Field Museum uses the ShopBot to put everything on display.

By Michael Berliner, July 15th, 2014

photo (c) 2014 The Field Museum, photo by Emily Krakoff

Look closely and you can see John Zehren in The Field Museum’s Production Shop, just behind the shop’s full size ShopBot PRSalpha CNC router. John is the Exhibitions Productions Shop Supervisor, and has been with The Field Museum in various capacities since 1997. In …

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July 15th, 2014 | Tags: , , , , , | Category: Digital Fabrication, Education, Museums, ShopBot User Stories | ( 67 ) | 2 comments

John Murray creates dazzling environments for high-end corporate clients.

By Michael Berliner, July 7th, 2014

John Murray Productions of Oakland, California, is a full service event planning and production company specializing in scenery and stagecraft for corporate clients, focused on designing and producing innovative, memorable, and cost effective special events. Just a brief glance through their gallery of work and you see that John and his crew of 12 graphic …

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July 7th, 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , | Category: Digital Fabrication, ShopBot User Stories, Signs, STEM | ( 67 ) | Leave a comment

Boston ABX Show was Buzzing about Handibot

By Michael Berliner, November 22nd, 2013

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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