• Adventures Of A High School CAM Class: Episode 6

    by  • September 29, 2014

    My name is Eva Bondgien and I am from the Renaissance Academy.  We recently received a ShopBot CNC machine and are excited to learn about computer aided manufacturing from our teacher Kyle Stapleton.  Our first project was V-Carving plaques of our names with an image we chose.  Using V-Carve was a great first step...

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    (STEM to STEAM) 3D Design and Fabrication Club!

    by  • October 4, 2014


    Hey there!  It’s been too long since I last posted but I wanted to update you on some exciting news going on at my school.  My Art Teacher friend (Louie Aragon) and I have finally gotten around to cleaning out a space for a new 3D Design and Fabrication Club.  We have been working...

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    ShopBot Training, Aug 2014: Life Long Learning

    by  • August 10, 2014

    In TJ’s training at ShopBot this past week, of the 10 entities represented, 6 were involved in education in some form or another. Another 3 were “life long learners” with the idea of using their new ShopBots  in a career change because they had been laid off from their old job, or were creating...

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    Digital Fab at the Maker Faire, Paris

    by  • July 31, 2014

    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 that are...

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    High School CAM Class, Episode 5: Plotter Pens!

    by  • June 2, 2014

    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...

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