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

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

World’s first “origami” kayak sets sail out of TechShop SF

By Michael Berliner, February 26th, 2014

Designer and Oru Kayak founder Anton Willis grew up in rural Mendocino County, with easy access to rivers, lakes, and the ocean. In 2008, a move into a small San Francisco apartment forced his fiberglass kayak into storage. Inspired by an article on new advances in the art and science of origami, Willis sketched a …

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February 26th, 2014 | Tags: , , , , | Category: Digital Fabrication, Manufacturing, Product Prototyping, ShopBot User Stories, TechShops | ( 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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November 22nd, 2013 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Category: Digital Fabrication, Handibot Smart Power Tool | ( 67 ) | Leave a comment

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