• Creating a Jig for the ShopBot Handibot

    by  • March 24, 2014

    This week, I’m getting ready for a number of upcoming STEM-related conferences and festivals.  I’ll be taking both a Desktop and a Handibot, and want to have attendees get the thrill of running a ShopBot. I use what I call the “3 min demo” that lets someone design a sign in CAD software, prepare...

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    Roving ShopBots attend ITEEA and Burlington (NC) mini Maker Faire

    by  • April 14, 2014 • 0 Comments

    In late March,  ShopBot was fortunate enough to be invited to participate with the USFLN (US FabLab Network) booth at the ITEEA (International Technology and Engineering Education Association) Meeting in Orlando. The booth was staffed by Sallye Coyle (ShopBot), Caroline McEnnis (TIES), Andrea Lane (Lorain County Community College, Ohio) and David Richardson (LLCC, Ohio.)...

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    What can you teach from Making a Sign?

    by  • March 3, 2014

    Bill Young brought in this sign, made from acrylic that has been V-Carved, plywood that has been pocketed and cut out, and a peg that was 3D printed.  At the bottom of the sign is a strip of LEDs, their changing colors programmed with an Arduino.  While it is a simple enough project, it...

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    by  • December 19, 2013

    I help teach an Adaptive Industrial Technology Couse with a variety special education students that vary in their motor skills. We developed a project they could take home right before Christmas that allowed them to do a little of everything in the shop area. Students were able to do some cutting, sanding assembly and...

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