An Experiment in the Next Industrial Revolution

By Ted Hall [Reporting from ShopBot], ShopBot Tools, February 10th, 2015

Digital fabrication joinery is used in producing Handibot “Smart Tools”.

 

You can think about Handibot as ShopBot’s experimental platform for exploring manufacturing strategies for the “next industrial revolution”. In a recent blog post responding to a customer challenge about open collaboration, I’ve tried to lay out why digital fabrication will be the catalyst …

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February 10th, 2015 | Tags: , , , | Category: Manufacturing, Reporting from ShopBot | ( 34 ) | Leave a comment

Organic Transit’s human-powered transportation: good for people and the planet

By Michael Berliner, September 1st, 2014

The ELF by Organic Transit, outside of their headquarters in Durham, NC

If you’ve been walking or driving around the revitalized and thriving downtown Durham, North Carolina, in the past year or so, then sightings of a colorful, pedal- and sun-powered trike called the ELF won’t surprise you. As described on Organic Transit’s website, …

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September 1st, 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , | Category: Digital Fabrication, Manufacturing, Product Prototyping, ShopBot User Stories | ( 67 ) | 2 comments

Homebuilt is Re-Inventing Homebuilding with Distributed Manufacturing (and ShopBots)

By Michael Berliner, June 12th, 2014

Guest ShopBot blog contributor Dennis Michaud is an architect and was one of the founders and leaders of the highly successful California company, Blu Homes. Michaud’s new venture, Homebuilt, is more than a company; it aspires to also become a new business model for home building. In this post he shares his vision for Homebuilt: …

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June 12th, 2014 | Tags: , , , | Category: Digital Fabrication, Distributed, Handibot Smart Power Tool, Manufacturing, ShopBot User Stories | ( 67 ) | Leave a comment

Thoughts & Comments on Digital Fabrication and the New Industrial Revolution

By Ted Hall [Reporting from ShopBot], ShopBot Tools, February 8th, 2010

I have been wanting to post some thoughts on two recent, heavily discussed, blog articles , Chris Anderson’s (of Wired Magazine) report on new kinds of small manufacturing operations and Joel Johnson’s (of gizmodo) spirited critique. Between the two, there’s been a lot of good discussion of the ways in which new technologies do and …

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