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

ShopBot one of the most popular tools at think[box] maker space

By Michael Berliner, August 15th, 2016

Larry Sears and Sally Zlotnick Sears think[box] is arguably one of the largest and most dynamic maker spaces in the country. think[box] is located at Case Western Reserve University’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and provides a space for anyone – students, faculty, and alumni and members of the community – to tinker and …

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August 15th, 2016 | Tags: , , , | Category: Design Thinking, Digital Fabrication, Education, Makerspaces, STEAM, STEM | ( 67 ) | Comments are closed

FirstBuild Mega Hackathon

By Nate Zellmer, May 5th, 2015

Recently ShopBot helped sponsor an event called the FirstBuild Mega Hackathon in Louisville, KY. I had the pleasure of representing ShopBot and getting to know a lot of innovative thinkers.

FirstBuild is a makerspace sponsored by GE appliances. They have a team of engineers, fabricators, and marketers on hand whose mission is to create …

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May 5th, 2015 | Tags: , | Category: Design Thinking, Desktop, Makerspaces, Production Support, PRSalpha, ShopBot | ( 2 ) | 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

Autistry Studios helps teens with autism and other learning differences

By Michael Berliner, March 23rd, 2015

Janet Lawson, Dan Swearingen and Ian Swearingen

Autistry Studios in San Rafael, California, is a unique non-profit organization that helps teens and adults with Autism, Asperger’s, and other learning differences become successfully independent by building on each student’s interests and talents and creating a supportive community. Autistry’s founders, Janet Lawson and Daniel Swearingen, are …

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March 23rd, 2015 | Tags: , | Category: Career and Technical, Education, High School, Makerspaces, Middle School, ShopBot User Stories | ( 67 ) | Comments are closed

Pikes Peak Library features a ShopBot in its Maker space.

By Michael Berliner, January 29th, 2015

Patron using the ShopBot Desktop at Pikes Peak Library Maker Space

 

I caught up recently with the staff at Pikes Peak Library District (PPLD) in Colorado to learn more about their 21st century Maker spaces. PPLD’s Travis Duncan said, “We want to be on the forefront of continuing to make public libraries useful …

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January 29th, 2015 | Tags: , | Category: Education, Makerspaces, ShopBot User Stories | ( 67 ) | Comments are closed

Can you CNC a classic American chair? Of course you can.

By Michael Berliner, August 21st, 2014

Architect, designer and educator John Thomas Heida relaxes in his retro, flat-pack chair

John Thomas Heida is an architectural designer, a furniture designer, and a digital-fabrication specialist at the School of Visual Art’s Visible Futures Lab. He teaches at the New York School of Interior Design, School of Visual Arts and at …

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August 21st, 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Category: Digital Fabrication, Education, Fab Labs, Graduate School, Makerspaces, ShopBot User Stories | ( 67 ) | Leave a comment

A Journey from Maker to Maker PRO: The Timbrr Stylus story

By Michael Berliner, May 15th, 2014

The first thing that strikes you when you step inside Dom Peralta’s garage/maker space in San Mateo isn’t necessarily the high-pitched drilling of his ShopBot Desktop’s spindle. Rather it’s the very pleasant and heady aroma of natural California cedar. That’s because the ShopBot is hard at work precision-cutting wooden dowels of cedar for the Timbrr …

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May 15th, 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Category: Digital Fabrication, Makerspaces, Manufacturing, Product Prototyping, ShopBot User Stories | ( 67 ) | Leave a comment

NextFab Studio has Grand Re-opening in Philadelphia

By Michael Berliner, January 19th, 2013

ShopBot’s Ted Hall reports, “This past Thursday Jan. 17 I participated in the Re-Opening of NextFab Studio … an amazing local maker-space in Philadelphia. It’s a large workshop with all the equipment you can imagine, great individual work spaces, an operating Cafe, and some amazing digital fab tools, including a large 5-Axis water-jet cutter. Looks …

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