ShopBotters at Work
Designer Cindy Jian Uses ShopBot at TechShop San Francisco
We first encountered Cindy Jian while attending the World Maker Faire in San Mateo in May of 2015. Or rather we first saw the “3 for Life” exhibition, an oversized furniture installation. Cindy was instrumental in the construction of this eye-catching set of furniture. The installation involves a large-scale table, 2 dining chairs, and fridge. Participants eagerly climbed onto the chairs to get to the top of the table, where there was an oversized cookie jar surprise waiting for them. “We want people to have the sensory experience of remembering what it felt like to be a 3 or 4 year old in an adult-sized world,” said Cindy. Read the full story and see pictures at the ShopBot blog.
Furniture Maker Andrew Pitts Teaches CNC Workshop
Andrew Pitts of Heathsville, Virginia, is a self-taught custom furniture maker with 38 years experience. His beautiful, detailed work has been featured in numerous exhibitions and garnered more than a dozen awards. Pitts added CNC technology to his workshop two years ago with the purchase of a ShopBot Desktop, and has been so excited about its capabilities that he recently taught a beginning CNC course at Peters Valley School of Craft. See his video about the workshop here.
You can learn more about Andy and his incorporation of CNC on the ShopBot blog.
ShopBotters at Destination Arts
Here's a big shout-out to all of the enthusiastic ShopBotters who responded to Roney Conca's request for volunteers at the Destination Innovation event! Roney said, "This is part of Waynesboro, PA's downtown revitalization project, bringing attention to the town’s innovative Maker history with two back-to-back weekends of High Tech innovation demonstrations: 3D Printing, CNC routers, Robotics, Drones, Electric cars, Solar panels, Solar storage, and much more. Thanks to all the ShopBotters who volunteered!"