Electronics, 3D-Carving, and Molding & Casting at Fab Labs

By Sallye Coyle, April 15th, 2019

Soldering surface mount components to the PCB board: LED, switch, battery holder.

The first three months of 2019 saw a flurry of Professional Development in Fab Labs from Mississippi/Louisiana to California. Fab Labs have a full quiver of digital fabrication tools and a well-stocked electronics station. The goal for these Professional Development workshops or …

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April 15th, 2019 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Category: Digital Fabrication, Education, Fab Labs, Fabrication Techniques, High School, Middle School, ShopBot, ShopBot Sallye, STEAM, STEM, Teachers | ( 34 ) | Leave a 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

Recognizing the Community in Colleges in Heartland America

By Sallye Coyle, November 7th, 2016

ATEA Region 5 meets in North Platte, Nebraska

North Platte, NE often serves as a stopping place on the transit between the East and the West Coasts of America. The Original Transcontinental Airways that carried mail between Washington D.C., New York & San Francisco made a stopover at the North Platte Landing Field, which was the …

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November 7th, 2016 | Tags: , , , | Category: Career and Technical, Education, Handibot Smart Power Tool, Manufacturing, ShopBot, ShopBot Sallye, STEAM, STEM | ( 34 ) | Comments are closed

ShopBot a key sponsor of CTE Makeover Challenge

By Michael Berliner, March 24th, 2016

The Handibot® Smart Power Tool, Adventure Edition. ShopBot is donating two of the tools to the CTE Makeover Challenge, as well as introductory training.

ShopBot Tools is proud and excited to be a leading sponsor of the CTE (Career & Technical Education) Makeover Challenge, an initiative of the U.S. Department of Education.What’s the big …

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March 24th, 2016 | Tags: , | Category: Career and Technical, Education, STEM | ( 67 ) | Comments are closed

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

Ohio Fab Lab provides 21st century skills and supports entrepreneurship

By Michael Berliner, December 21st, 2015

Lorain County Community College

 

It all started with a high school student raising his hand and asking a simple question: “Can we have a Fab Lab here?”

The year was 2005, and the questioner was a high-school aged student enrolled in the early college program offered by Lorain County Community College in Elyria, …

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December 21st, 2015 | Tags: , , | Category: Career and Technical, Education, Fab Labs, ShopBot User Stories, STEM | ( 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

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

Mike Annetts’ students learn STEM subjects and gain confidence by making with a ShopBot.

By Michael Berliner, December 7th, 2014

Teacher Mike Annetts

For almost 20 years Mike Annetts has been an Industrial Arts teacher in Manitoba, Canada, for students from grade 7 through 12, and he has been running a ShopBot tool in his classroom for over a decade. When we reached out to him to see if he’d like to talk about …

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December 7th, 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , | Category: Digital Fabrication, Education, High School, Middle School, STEM | ( 67 ) | Leave a comment

Bennett Harris is “Reinventing Science” to inspire kids.

By Michael Berliner, November 24th, 2014

That’s Ben Harris on the right, grabbing a selfie with Bill Nye “The Science Guy” at the first ever White House Maker Faire, Spring 2014

Bennett Harris (who goes by Ben) is probably best described as a Renaissance man of education. He tinkers, he designs, he builds, he teaches, he’s a tireless evangelist for …

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November 24th, 2014 | Tags: , , , | Category: Digital Fabrication, Education, Makerspaces, Manufacturing, Product Prototyping, ShopBot User Stories, STEM | ( 67 ) | 2 comments

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