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    Handibot at the Pilchuck Glass School

    by  • October 9, 2017 • Handibot User Stories, News

    In August 2017, Brian Gillespie and Tara Broyhill were artists in residence at the Pilchuck Glass School. During session 6, “Exploration”, they explored how generative design and digital fabrication can inform the form and texture of glass in new ways. It was with this in mind that they packed a Handibot® Smart Power Tool...

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    The new Shaper™ Tool …

    by  • September 21, 2016 • News

    We’ve recently received a number of notes from Handibot friends about the release of the new “Origin” shape-following router from Shaper™. Yep, we’re excited about it! It’s an amazing technology in a well thought-out and designed product that is helping call attention to new possibilities in “smart” power tools. We’re equally excited for the...

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    Make48 D.C.

    by  • July 12, 2016 • News

    ShopBot Tools and Handibot Engineer, Brian Owen, was in Washington DC this June to help out as a technical advisor at the latest Make 48 inventors’ competition. This was the third time that this rapidly growing competition has been held and the first time it has been held in DC. The theme for the...

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    Handibot on Top of the World

    by  • June 15, 2016 • News

    The 67th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (2012-2013) established March 21st as “World Wood Day.” Each year, the occasion has been celebrated by a gathering of woodworkers and artisans from more than a hundred countries. This year’s event was held in Kathmandu, Nepal – the top of the world. In late 2015,...

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    Handibot Tools featured in the U.S. Makerspace Challenge

    by  • April 7, 2016 • News

    The Handibot team at ShopBot Tools is proud to be helping with the CTE (Career & Technical Education) Makeover Challenge, an initiative of the U.S. Department of Education. Schools from all across the U.S. recently entered their designs for a school-based makerspace, and the winning schools will win resources to make those makerspaces for...

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    New Collaborative Design and Fab Resource: Fusion 360

    by  • November 28, 2015 • News, Projects

    Handibots might not be a big enough tools to build a production shop around (or, maybe they are?), but you may find my recent blog on the 100kGarage website about a new cloud resource for collaborative design work of interest. Fusion 360, from Autodesk, provides some interesting new resources for getting from a digital...

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    Doing Art with Handibot

    by  • August 26, 2015 • News, Projects

    Five years ago, I tried to take some time off from ShopBot and use the time to indulge in several of my favorite pursuits: boating, painting, and digital-fabbing. I was hoping to combine drawings and photographs of water scenes done from my kayak into a type of art I think of as “bas-relief, painted carving.” I...

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    Non-profit Triangle Land Conservancy benefits from a Handibot

    by  • July 26, 2015 • News, Uncategorized

      Non-profit organizations, particularly local, smaller institutions, have to work hard to make every dollar go as far it can. This is certainly the case at Triangle Land Conservancy, which works here in Chapel Hill, Durham and surrounding areas to safeguard clean water, protect natural habitats, connect people with nature, and support local, sustainable...

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