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    ShopBot’s Ted Hall Looks at the Future of Manufacturing

    by  • January 6, 2017 • Maker Movement, The Digital Fab Revolution, The New Industrial Revolution • 0 Comments

    ShopBot Tools founder & CEO Ted Hall has been keeping an eye on the role that digital fabrication is playing in the evolution of manufacturing. Through Ted’s Medium blog series, he touches on a range of topics, including how ShopBot has adapted not only to succeed, but to enable other businesses to grow and keep jobs from being...

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    Fusion360: New Resources for 100kGarages Fabbers-Designers-Customers; Collaboration Ready!

    by  • November 25, 2015 • collaboration, distributed manufacturing, Maker Movement, Maker Pro, Resources, The Digital Fab Revolution, The New Industrial Revolution • 0 Comments

    Digital fabrication – from modeling to making – is now enabling and powering manufacturing in small, enterprising businesses everywhere. It’s about the digital technology that lets small producers make complex, quality parts with reasonable pricing and really responsive agility. It’s about local manufacturing, local making, and local producing becoming competitive again. It’s what 100kGarages is...

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    Makelocal… Distributed local manufacturing at the NY Maker Faire

    by  • October 8, 2015 • collaboration, distributed manufacturing, furniture, Maker Movement, Maker Pro • 0 Comments

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    100kGarages and Opendesk teamed up on a project we’re calling MakeLocal. An excerpt… “We strongly feel that the combination of digital design and local digital fabrication enables opportunities for production that can help return manufacturing to our communities. Since it’s always better to show people something than to just tell them, we decided to create a small scale...

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    ADX Portland makerspace serves a thriving creative community

    by  • May 28, 2015 • collaboration, community shops, Featured 100k Users, Maker Movement, maker spaces, The Digital Fab Revolution • 0 Comments

    ADX Founder Kelley Roy

    Talking recently with ADX Portland’s founder and owner Kelley Roy, she commented that about 1500 people move to Portland every month, and among these are a lot of people who are joining a growing community of makers. “There are so many people here who are hungry to learn how to make for themselves, very...

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    FabLab Tacoma serves the community’s students and entrepreneurs

    by  • April 19, 2015 • 3D Cutter, community shops, Featured 100k Users, Maker Movement, maker spaces, prototyping, Resources, shopbot • 1 Comment

    Founded in late 2012 by Stephen Tibbitts, FabLab Tacoma is a community-based prototyping and technology workshop that’s open to the public with a membership business model. I spoke with Stephen recently to learn more. “We opened up the FabLab to provide easy access to cutting-edge design and prototyping equipment such as a ShopBot CNC...

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    Walter Dill’s vision comes to life with help of 100kGarages

    by  • October 19, 2014 • collaboration, Featured 100k Users, Maker Movement, Maker Pro, shopbot

      Walter Dill of Washington State is an artist with many outlets of expression. Aside from designing and working in wood for many years, he has enjoyed a long career as an instructor of non-competitive ballroom dance. First inspired by the Moorish art and architecture he discovered while in art school, Walter has been...

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    Light up your phone notifications and turn down the noise with MyHue

    by  • September 10, 2014 • Design, Featured 100k Users, Handibot Power Tool, Maker Movement, Maker Pro, prototyping, shopbot, The New Industrial Revolution • 0 Comments

    100kGarages member Ryan Patterson, who is also the head of Production Support at ShopBot, was sitting at his ShopBot Tools desk when he saw a problem calling out for an innovative solution. “Our main office area at ShopBot is a large, open environment,” Ryan explained. “People receiving texts, notifications, emails and phone calls on...

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    100kGaragers featured in the AtFAB Open Source Living Room

    by  • May 29, 2014 • collaboration, community shops, Design, distributed manufacturing, Featured 100k Users, furniture, Maker Movement • 1 Comment

    Designers and architects Anne Filson and Gary Rohrbacher of AtFAB created an innovative and fun destination at this year’s “flagship” Maker Faire in San Mateo. As Anne explained, “We designed the AtFAB Open Source Living Room to offer Maker Faire visitors a place to take a break, and to learn about CNC fabrication, distributed...

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    A Maker’s Journey to Maker PRO: The Timbrr Stylus story

    by  • May 15, 2014 • community shops, Design, Maker Movement, maker spaces, prototyping, shopbot, The Digital Fab Revolution, The New Industrial Revolution

    The first thing that strikes you when you step inside Dom Peralta’s garage/maker space in San Mateo isn’t necessarily the high-pitched drilling of his ShopBot Desktop’s spindle. Rather it’s the very pleasant and heady aroma of natural California cedar. That’s because the ShopBot is hard at work precision-cutting wooden dowels of cedar for the...

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