Former ShopBot COO Takes CNC to the Woodworking World

By ShopBot, June 3rd, 2018

Interview from 2014 IWF in Atlanta, GA

ShopBot’s former operations manager, ‘head camp counselor,’ and the penultimate editor of American Woodworker, Randy Johnson, is out championing CNC to woodworkers across the country. As an enthusiast of traditional woodworking, Johnson caught the CNC bug and has become an inspiring proponent of digital fabrication, CNC, and …

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June 3rd, 2018 | Tags: , , , | Category: Digital Fabrication, Getting Started in CNC, Projects, ShopBot | ( 31 ) | Leave a comment

The Future of Educational Technology

By Sallye Coyle, February 9th, 2018

Say “Educational Technology” to a room of teachers, administrators, and vendors, and you will get many different definitions. Having recently attended the Future of Educational Technology Conference (FETC 2018) as a “civilian” rather than an exhibitor, I was able to attend workshops and presentations, visit the entire convention floor of vendors (387), and stop …

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February 9th, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Category: Career and Technical, Digital Fabrication, Education, Events, High School, Makerspaces, Middle School, Projects, Public School, ShopBot Sallye, STEAM, STEM, Teachers | ( 34 ) | One comment

Digital Fabrication for Educators: Your Place or Ours

By Sallye Coyle, July 6th, 2017

Whether it takes place at ShopBot, or on site, a 2 – 3 Day Professional Development workshop gives teachers a chance to hone their skills with digital fabrication machines. Educators starting at all levels, from newby to someone with a year or more experience running their ShopBot CNC router, end up with new techniques …

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July 6th, 2017 | Tags: , , , , , , , | Category: Design Thinking, Digital Fabrication, Education, Getting Started in CNC, Graduate School, Handibot Smart Power Tool, High School, Makerspaces, Middle School, Public School, ShopBot Sallye, Signs, STEAM, STEM, Teachers | ( 34 ) | Leave a comment

Digital Fabrication Education at USFLN in Edwardsville, IL

By Tim Babiasz, April 3rd, 2017

From March 13-15, 2017, ShopBot Tools attended the 2017 USFLN Symposium at Lewis and Clark Community College’s St. Louis Confluence Fab Lab in Edwardsville, IL. This year’s theme, “Stairway to Making”, featured a number of workshops and sessions highlighting the various steps that Fab Labs and Makerspaces can take to start, grow, and succeed in bringing digital fabrication …

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April 3rd, 2017 | Tags: , , , | Category: Career and Technical, Digital Fabrication, Education, Events, Fab Labs, ShopBot Sallye, STEAM, STEM, Teachers | ( 13 ) | Comments are closed

Digital Fabrication in Education Workshop

By Sallye Coyle, February 21st, 2017

 

Do you have digital fabrication equipment such as a ShopBot CNC machine, laser cutter, and/or a 3D printer, and an interest in education? Do you want to know more about the software and machines available to you? Are you a facilitator of a digital FabLab or Makerspace who would like to join a …

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February 21st, 2017 | Tags: , , , , , | Category: Education, Fab Labs, Getting Started in CNC, Makerspaces, ShopBot, ShopBot Sallye, STEAM, STEM | ( 34 ) | Comments are closed

Recognizing the Community in Colleges in Heartland America

By Sallye Coyle, November 7th, 2016

ATEA Region 5 meets in North Platte, Nebraska

North Platte, NE often serves as a stopping place on the transit between the East and the West Coasts of America. The Original Transcontinental Airways that carried mail between Washington D.C., New York & San Francisco made a stopover at the North Platte Landing Field, which was the …

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November 7th, 2016 | Tags: , , , | Category: Career and Technical, Education, Handibot Smart Power Tool, Manufacturing, ShopBot, ShopBot Sallye, STEAM, STEM | ( 34 ) | Comments are closed

Manufacturing Heroes: Do We Need a New Type?

By Ted Hall [Reporting from ShopBot], ShopBot Tools, October 31st, 2016
manufacturing in small shops

If we really want to return manufacturing to our communities, we are going to need to support a new kind of manufacturing hero …

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October 31st, 2016 | Tags: , , , , , | Category: Digital Fabrication, Manufacturing, Reporting from ShopBot | ( 34 ) | Comments are closed

ShopBot one of the most popular tools at think[box] maker space

By Michael Berliner, August 15th, 2016

Larry Sears and Sally Zlotnick Sears think[box] is arguably one of the largest and most dynamic maker spaces in the country. think[box] is located at Case Western Reserve University’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and provides a space for anyone – students, faculty, and alumni and members of the community – to tinker and …

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August 15th, 2016 | Tags: , , , | Category: Design Thinking, Digital Fabrication, Education, Makerspaces, STEAM, STEM | ( 67 ) | Comments are closed

ShopBot CNC the “most profitable woodworking tool I’ve ever purchased”

By Michael Berliner, July 8th, 2016

Buddy Warner with the hammer dulcimer he designed and built

 

If you’ve called ShopBot to ask about our tools, the name Buddy Warner may be familiar to you. His day job is to consult with prospective ShopBot customers, helping assess their needs and pointing them to appropriate CNC tool solutions (a fancy …

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July 8th, 2016 | Tags: , , , , | Category: Digital Fabrication, PRSstandard, ShopBot, ShopBot User Stories, Signs | ( 67 ) | Comments are closed

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

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