ShopBot helps Florida schools establish sorely needed STEM education

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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ShopBot Plays Host to International FabLab Visitors

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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Adventures Of A Community Education Class CAM Class: Episode 8

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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A Day Without “Bells”

 

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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Digital Fab at the Maker Faire, Paris

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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High School CAM Class, Episode 5: Plotter Pens!

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

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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Adventures Of A High School CAM Class: Episode 2

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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Adventures Of A High School CAM Class: Episode 1

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. We’re excited to be blogging about our classroom with 100kSchools.org.

Here at the Renaissance Academy in River Falls, WI we have been currently working …

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ShopBot helps The Eli Whitney Museum celebrate invention and design.

ShopBot helps The Eli Whitney Museum celebrate invention and design.

The Eli Whitney Museum and Workshop provides a wide array of unique and exciting learning workshops for children, teachers, and families. Every year, thousands of students construct projects that convey core principles of invention, design, physics, problem-solving and creativity — and the use of a ShopBot Tool has helped the Workshop immensely. …

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