ShopBot On The Road
STEM Expo Day at York Elementary in Raleigh
For the second year in a row, ShopBot visited York Elementary School in Raleigh, NC, to participate in their STEM Expo. This year’s theme was Creating a Green Scene, so many of the displays and demos used recycled materials in creative ways. Sallye Coyle, our Community Outreach Director, prefabricated the parts for step stools that could be used at the water fountains or in the classrooms. Handibot Developer Brian Owen demonstrated the process of designing on the computer so that the Handibot could carve the school logo or a student’s design on the tops of the stools.
Coming this Summer: Fab 12 in China!
Each year members of the more than 1,000 worldwide Fab Labs gather to share, collaborate, explore and, of course, fabricate. In August 2016 they will meet in Shenzhen, China a historically important city for manufacturing and making, and ShopBot will be there. Learn more at the Fab 12 website (Be sure to check out the photo slideshow from Fab 11; you'll see familiar faces from ShopBot!)
100kGarages Opens its Doors
to Community Colleges
There's now the opportunity for community colleges to join the 100kGarages.com network as Community Resource Centers for nearby entrepreneurs, designers, fabbers and those interested in doing small-scale manufacturing. This is a great way for local colleges to both nurture and collaborate with startups and established businesses using digital fabrication. Learn more about the Pilot Program at 100kGarages.com