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

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

ShopBot helps Florida schools establish sorely needed STEM education

By Michael Berliner, March 19th, 2016

Middle schooler helps assemble a ShopBot

There has certainly been a lot of press ink, as well as talk coming from the business and political establishment, about the need for more STEM education in the U.S. to better educate our young people to compete for jobs. Nowhere is the talk turning into action more …

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March 19th, 2016 | Tags: , , , | Category: Career and Technical, Education, Fab Labs, Handibot Smart Power Tool, Middle School, PRSalpha, Public School, ShopBot, ShopBot User Stories, STEAM, STEM, Teachers | ( 67 ) | Comments are closed

ShopBot Plays Host to International FabLab Visitors

By Michael Berliner, August 16th, 2015

ShopBot’s Sallye Coyle, FabLab manager Walter Gonzalez Amao, and ShopBot’s Ted Hall display the Peruvian flag (home country to many of ShopBot’s recent guests).

 

“It was nice to be able to just spend casual time and compare notes with other FabLab managers.” “It was fun to enjoy our community.” “The seminar was very …

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August 16th, 2015 | Tags: , , , , , | Category: Career and Technical, Education, Fab Labs, ShopBot User Stories, STEM, Teachers | ( 67 ) | Leave a comment

Adventures Of A Community Education Class CAM Class: Episode 8

By Renaissance Woodworkers, January 6th, 2015

Hi my name is Mary Lacer and I was first introduced to woodturning in the late 70’s while taking a cabinetmaking course and left flatwork behind to pursue turning wood on the lathe. The first item I turned was a lamp. From there I moved on to everything from tops, vases, miniatures, plates, bowls and …

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January 6th, 2015 | Tags: , , , , , | Category: Education, ShopBot, Student Perspective | ( 11 ) | Leave a comment

A Day Without “Bells”

By Sallye Coyle, November 10th, 2014

 

Whether it is woodworking or robotics, one of the challenges of teaching in a public high school is that the bell rings for the next class just as the students/teachers have really settled into their projects. So it was a privilege to have 3 students from Kelvin Hasch’s woodworking program at Greely High School …

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November 10th, 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Category: Career and Technical, Design Thinking, Education, Fabrication Techniques, High School, Projects, Public School, ShopBot, ShopBot Sallye, STEM | ( 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

High School CAM Class, Episode 5: Plotter Pens!

By Renaissance Woodworkers, June 2nd, 2014

My name is Lexus Pickett, and I’m Weston Mohawk, and we are with the Renaissance Academy Woodworkers. We are both juniors in high school that are interested in computer aided manufacturing.

Our class has now moved onto Plotter Pen projects. The first thing we had to do was find an image that would be easy …

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June 2nd, 2014 | Tags: , , , | Category: Career and Technical, Education, High School, Projects, Public School, ShopBot, Student Perspective | ( 11 ) | One comment

TEC Hub’s Handibot goes to work in FIRST Robotics pit crew

By Michael Berliner, May 26th, 2014

The roar of robots racing, kids shouting and general mayhem filled the air as the FIRST Robotics 2014 Virginia Regional Competition got underway in April. FIRST Robotics’ mission is “to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills, that inspire …

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May 26th, 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Category: Career and Technical, Design Thinking, Education, Fabrication Techniques, Handibot Smart Power Tool, High School, Makerspaces, ShopBot, ShopBot User Stories, STEM | ( 67 ) | One comment

Adventures Of A High School CAM Class: Episode 2

By Renaissance Woodworkers, April 25th, 2014

My name is Lexus Pickett, and I’m Weston Mohawk, and we are with the Renaissance Academy Woodworkers. We are both juniors in high school that are interested in computer aided manufacturing.

Now that we know what the problems were (see our “Episode 1” blog post), we are going to go through the process of making …

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April 25th, 2014 | Tags: , , , , , | Category: Design Thinking, Education, High School, Projects, ShopBot, Student Perspective | ( 11 ) | One comment

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