Electronics, 3D-Carving, and Molding & Casting at Fab Labs

By Sallye Coyle, April 15th, 2019

Soldering surface mount components to the PCB board: LED, switch, battery holder.

The first three months of 2019 saw a flurry of Professional Development in Fab Labs from Mississippi/Louisiana to California. Fab Labs have a full quiver of digital fabrication tools and a well-stocked electronics station. The goal for these Professional Development workshops or …

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April 15th, 2019 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Category: Digital Fabrication, Education, Fab Labs, Fabrication Techniques, High School, Middle School, ShopBot, ShopBot Sallye, STEAM, STEM, Teachers | ( 34 ) | Leave a comment

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

Professional Development for Educators in Pittsburgh: Carnegie Science Center

By Sallye Coyle, November 30th, 2016

Carnegie Science Center is a popular spot for a play date, where children and adults can experience science first hand. It is also home to a Chevron FabLab, a digital fabrication laboratory for innovation and invention.  The Carnegie FabLab holds camps and programs for children 8 – 18.  Its mobile lab brings in depth digital …

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November 30th, 2016 | Tags: , , , , | Category: Career and Technical, Digital Fabrication, Education, Fab Labs, ShopBot, ShopBot Sallye, STEAM, STEM | ( 34 ) | Comments are closed

A Brief Timeline of Mobile Digital Fabrication Equipment

By Sallye Coyle, August 8th, 2016

UI1 Mobile FabLab at a Maker Faire. An awning provides extra shelter when projects are set up outside the MFL.

 

It’s a great idea to take the digital fabrication equipment to the people, rather than the people having to travel to the equipment. As experience and the type of equipment available have changed, …

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August 8th, 2016 | Tags: , , | Category: Buddy, Desktop, Digital Fabrication, Events, Fab Labs, Handibot Smart Power Tool, Makerspaces, ShopBot Sallye | ( 34 ) | Comments are closed

Ohio Fab Lab provides 21st century skills and supports entrepreneurship

By Michael Berliner, December 21st, 2015

Lorain County Community College

 

It all started with a high school student raising his hand and asking a simple question: “Can we have a Fab Lab here?”

The year was 2005, and the questioner was a high-school aged student enrolled in the early college program offered by Lorain County Community College in Elyria, …

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December 21st, 2015 | Tags: , , | Category: Career and Technical, Education, Fab Labs, ShopBot User Stories, STEM | ( 67 ) | Comments are closed

FabLab Tacoma serves a community of students and entrepreneurs

By Michael Berliner, April 19th, 2015

FabLab Tacoma and Created to Create’s collaborative group

Founded in late 2012 by Stephen Tibbitts, FabLab Tacoma is a community-based prototyping and technology workshop that’s open to the public with a membership business model. I spoke with Stephen recently to learn more. “We opened up the FabLab to provide easy access to cutting-edge design …

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April 19th, 2015 | Tags: , , , | Category: Career and Technical, Education, Fab Labs, High School, Makerspaces, Middle School, Product Prototyping | ( 67 ) | Comments are closed

SolidWorks, FabLabs and ShopBot

By Sallye Coyle, February 25th, 2015

Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS Corp. offers complete 3D computer-aided design (CAD) software that engineers, designers and other technology professionals use to create, simulate, publish, and manage their data. The FabLabs are an international community of over 300 fabrication laboratories, complete with an array of digital fabrication equipment, electronics components and molding equipment so that the community …

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February 25th, 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , | Category: Career and Technical, Design Thinking, Education, Fab Labs, Fabrication Techniques, ShopBot Sallye, STEM | ( 34 ) | Comments are closed

CNC and STEM (STEAM) Education: 1

By Sallye Coyle, January 9th, 2015

In 2003, the director of technical education at the Clark County School System in Las Vegas, NV took a big step: CNC (computer numerically controlled) equipment was introduced into the woodworking programs at most of the middle schools and high schools in the district. It was a bold step, one taken to introduce technology (computers) …

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January 9th, 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Category: Design Thinking, Digital Fabrication, Education, Fab Labs, ShopBot Sallye, STEAM, STEM | ( 34 ) | Comments are closed

ShopBot Training, Aug 2014: Life Long Learning

By Sallye Coyle, August 10th, 2014

In TJ’s training at ShopBot this past week, of the 10 entities represented, 6 were involved in education in some form or another. Another 3 were “life long learners” with the idea of using their new ShopBots in a career change because they had been laid off from their old job, or were creating a …

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August 10th, 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Category: Career and Technical, Education, Fabrication Techniques, High School, Makerspaces, ShopBot, ShopBot Sallye, STEM, Teachers | ( 34 ) | Leave a comment

Digital Fab at the Maker Faire, Paris

By Sallye Coyle, July 31st, 2014

Paris’s first Maker Faire took place in late June at the Centquatre Center.

ShopBot had a presence there, thanks to Sallye from ShopBot putting a Handibot in a suitcase and flying it over for the event and leFabShop from San Malo bringing their Desktop. LeFabShop has a variety of digital fab tools and classes …

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July 31st, 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , | Category: Career and Technical, Design School, Design Thinking, Education, Events, Fabrication Techniques, Handibot Smart Power Tool, Makerspaces, ShopBot, ShopBot Sallye, STEAM, STEM | ( 34 ) | Leave a comment

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