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

Popular startup Keyboardio chooses ShopBot Desktop for prototyping

By Michael Berliner, May 21st, 2016

Keyboardio is a startup founded by Jesse Vincent and Kaia Dekker. “We’ve spent the last couple of years designing and prototyping a unique keyboard for uncompromising typists,” said Jesse. “Keyboardio has an advanced ergonomic layout, premium mechanical keyswitches that are a joy to type on, custom-sculpted keycaps that guide your fingers into the right …

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May 21st, 2016 | Tags: , , , , | Category: Design Thinking, Desktop, Digital Fabrication, Large Scale, Manufacturing, Product Prototyping, ShopBot User Stories | ( 67 ) | Comments are closed

Costume designer creates textile print block with ShopBot

By Michael Berliner, October 12th, 2015

Design file used to recreate the design used on an antique wooden textile printing block.

 

Theatrical costume designer Katie Keener is a graduate student in technical theatre at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where the theatre in residence is Playmakers Repertory Company. As part of her studies, Katie recently developed …

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October 12th, 2015 | Tags: , | Category: Digital Fabrication, Education, Fabrication Techniques, Graduate School, Makerspaces, Theatres | ( 67 ) | Leave a comment

Designer Cindy Jian uses ShopBot at TechShop SF

By Michael Berliner, August 5th, 2015

“3 for Life” on display

We first encountered Cindy Jian while attending the World Maker Faire in San Mateo in May of 2015. Or rather we first saw the “3 for Life” exhibition, an oversized furniture installation conceived by Marie Applegate and her team; Cindy was instrumental in the construction of this eye-catching set …

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August 5th, 2015 | Tags: , | Category: Design Thinking, Digital Fabrication, PRSalpha, ShopBot, ShopBot User Stories, TechShops | ( 67 ) | Leave a comment

ShopBot precision helps Astor Bannerman meet the special needs of its customers.

By Michael Berliner, April 7th, 2015

Astor Bannerman’s VANNA height-adjustable bath

 

Founded 20 years ago in the UK, Astor Bannerman is a company that designs and manufactures specialized furnishings — including baths, lavatories and office desks — for use by people with special needs and their caregivers. I spoke with Astor Bannerman’s Technical Director Peter Deverson about the unique …

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April 7th, 2015 | Tags: , , , | Category: Fabrication Techniques, Manufacturing, Product Prototyping, ShopBot User Stories | ( 67 ) | Leave a comment

Mike Annetts’ students learn STEM subjects and gain confidence by making with a ShopBot.

By Michael Berliner, December 7th, 2014

Teacher Mike Annetts

For almost 20 years Mike Annetts has been an Industrial Arts teacher in Manitoba, Canada, for students from grade 7 through 12, and he has been running a ShopBot tool in his classroom for over a decade. When we reached out to him to see if he’d like to talk about …

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December 7th, 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , | Category: Digital Fabrication, Education, High School, Middle School, STEM | ( 67 ) | Leave a comment

Celebs like Jessica Chastain love wearing Sidney Molepo sandals. Sidney Molepo loves his ShopBot.

By Michael Berliner, November 12th, 2014

Designer/Manufacturer Sidney Molepo

 

Film actresses Jessica Chastain (“The Help,” “Zero Dark Thirty”), Cody Horn (“Magic Mike”), and internationally renowned singer Celine Dion have something in common: their love of Sidney Molepo’s unique shoes and fashion accessories.

Mr. Molepo, who was educated as an architect and furniture designer, in recent years has turned his …

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November 12th, 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , | Category: Digital Fabrication, Manufacturing, Product Prototyping, ShopBot User Stories | ( 67 ) | Leave a comment

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

By Michael Berliner, October 19th, 2014

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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October 19th, 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Category: Digital Fabrication, Education, Graduate School, Product Prototyping, ShopBot User Stories | ( 67 ) | Leave a comment

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

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

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