• The Digital Fab Revolution

    People, Not Pixels: Thoughts on start-up success from the Standing Desk Ninja

    by  • January 22, 2014 • collaboration, community shops, maker spaces, prototyping, shopbot, The Digital Fab Revolution, The New Industrial Revolution • 1 Comment

    The Ninja Standing Desk is just like it sounds — and it may well be the world’s first portable and affordable version of the permanently installed workstations you see around office and home businesses around the country. The “Ninja” behind the Ninja Standing Desk (www.NinjaStandingDesk.com) is San Franciscan Dan McDonley, and his product has...

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    MAKEzine reviews 2013’s major developments for Making Professionals

    by  • January 2, 2014 • community shops, distributed manufacturing, Handibot Power Tool, Maker Movement, maker spaces, Resources, The Digital Fab Revolution, The New Industrial Revolution • 0 Comments

    Maker Pro Newsletter’s DC Denison pulls together a round-up of 2013’s developments on the Maker Pro frontier — where making meets business.  Turns out it was a very busy, productive year indeed. Put it on your to-do list to learn more about these start-ups and initiatives — read the round-up here. One that stands...

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    NPR reports on Manufacturing 2.0…. at least some of it!

    by  • December 31, 2013 • The Digital Fab Revolution, The New Industrial Revolution • 0 Comments

    Interesting article on Dec. 26, 2013 by NPR’s Chris Arnold on the growth in higher-tech manufacturing processes in the U.S. It sheds light on what a lot of us know, that the new jobs in manufacturing will be there for those with the new skills needed to operate digital fabrication equipment… The article features...

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    If you build it, they will come…and be amazed: The 2-day Wikihouse build at World Maker Faire NYC

    by  • November 4, 2013 • collaboration, distributed manufacturing, Maker Movement, shopbot, The Digital Fab Revolution, The New Industrial Revolution

    This Fall 2013, a team comprised of software engineers and designers from Colorado and Massachusetts, architects from the UK, and some ShopBotting digital fabbers from Virginia got together and built a house.  In two days. Thousands of Maker Faire-ians walked around inside it and checked it out, and learned about the easy-to-use software employed...

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    Distributed Digital Fabrication of Handibot Smart Tools Using the 100kGarage Network

    by  • July 9, 2013 • collaboration, community shops, distributed manufacturing, Handibot Power Tool, Maker Movement, maker spaces, The Digital Fab Revolution, The New Industrial Revolution • 4 Comments

    We recently launched our Kickstarter campaign (www.Handibot.com/fund) for the development of ShopBot’s new Handibot Smart Tool. We seem to be off to a good start in the campaign, but we have a number of goals for the campaign beyond just selling Handibots. The two most important to us are:  1) getting the understanding and...

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    ShopBot Launches Kickstarter for the Handibot™ Smart Power Tool

    by  • June 27, 2013 • 3D Cutter, Handibot Power Tool, shopbot, The Digital Fab Revolution

    ShopBot Tools, Inc., today (June 27, 2013) launches a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign (handibot.com/fund) to support development and distribution of its latest hardware innovation, the Handibot™ smart power tool. This 30-day campaign hopes to raise $125,000, and one of the main rewards for contributors is to get a first-run Handibot Smart Digital Power Tool six...

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    The Opportunity and the Challenge … for Distributed Manufacturing

    by  • June 22, 2013 • collaboration, distributed manufacturing, The Digital Fab Revolution • 0 Comments

    Right now, our friends Anne Filson and Gary Rohrbacher (AtFAB), are undertaking a Kickstarter campaign (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/filson-rohrbacher/furniture-fabbed-locally) that will grow and promote small-shop digital fabrication. Anne and Gary are longtime users and promoters of 100kGarages. More importantly, they are evangelists for distributed manufacturing – for using power of digital fabrication to get production back into...

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