Robotics Week: The New, Small Manufacturing is About Production Robotics

By ShopBot, April 10th, 2018

Ted Hall, ShopBot CEO, recently posted an article on small manufacturing on Medium. He explains why the new robotics is less about replacing people and more about making successful use of production robotics to enable small producers to be more realistically competitive:

Over the last several months, I have spoken to …

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April 10th, 2018 | Tags: , , | Category: Digital Fabrication, Manufacturing | ( 31 ) | Leave a comment

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

Bio-Inspired Robotic Locomotion at MIT, with the help of Shopbot Desktop.

By Sam Calisch, April 9th, 2014

Students Will Langford and Sam Calisch of MIT’s Center for Bits and Atoms used the Shopbot Desktop as their weapon of choice in their robotics class last semester. The course, taught by Sangbae Kim (of electric cheetah fame) and Matt Haberland, pushed students to extract principles of animal locomotion and use them …

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April 9th, 2014 | Tags: | Category: Education, Fab Labs | ( 1 ) | Comments are closed

Featured Teacher: Jack Chen, Sewanhaka High School

By Michael Berliner, February 26th, 2013

Once again, manufacturing history is being made at Sewanhaka High School in Floral Park, New York. Back in the 1940s, Sewanhaka helped train young men and women as technicians for the aircraft industry on Long Island and also to meet post-war industrial needs. Today, high school students here are developing the skills required in our …

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February 26th, 2013 | Tags: , , , , , | Category: Career and Technical, Education, High School, Public School, ShopBot User Stories, Teachers | ( 67 ) | Leave a comment

A CNCer’s View of Robotics

By Ted Hall [Reporting from ShopBot], ShopBot Tools, January 15th, 2007

Over the holiday break, I happened to read a Scientific American [Jan., 2007, 58-65] article by Bill Gates in which he describes his views on emerging trends in consumer robotics. In the article, Gates makes the point that the field of consumer robotics is coming of age—particularly in having created around-the-house-helpers like Roomba—and that …

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January 15th, 2007 | Tags: | Category: Reporting from ShopBot | ( 34 ) | Comments are closed

Hacking the ShopBot (3 Hacks)

By Bill Young [Bill's Corner], November 15th, 2004

People wonder what it is exactly that I do for ShopBot, and it’s actually kind of hard to explain. Officially I work part-time doing “special projects”, but it really boils down to about 50% “real work” and 50% play (some would say 5% real work and 95% play!). One of the things I enjoy most …

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November 15th, 2004 | Tags: , , | Category: 5-Axis, Design Thinking, Digital Fabrication, Product Prototyping, ShopBot | ( 35 ) | Comments are closed

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