• Doing Art with Handibot

    by  • August 26, 2015 • 0 Comments

    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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    Development Report / July 2015

    by  • July 22, 2015 • 1 Comment

    Summertime at ShopBot; something about this time of year makes you want to get away from the desk and the office and get out into the shop to build something new. In the afternoons the loading dock door will be left open and the cool air pushed in by late thunderstorms rolls through the...

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    Development Team Report / June 2015

    by  • July 5, 2015 • 7 Comments

    In our first development team report, we laid out our projected timing for our major initiatives. After 6 months, we have hit some of our targets and others have slid a bit. Below you will find a revised timeline — much of which is organized around the September release date for Handibot 2.0 and...

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    Get into 3D carving with the Handibot Rotary Axis

    by  • June 8, 2015 • 0 Comments

    The rotary axis allows you to machine your material in the round to create detailed carvings from your 3D models. It functions similar to a lathe in that it rotates a part that is being carved to allow the tool to machine all sides of the material. However, rather than spinning the material at a...

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    Development Team Report / May 2015

    by  • May 28, 2015 • 0 Comments

    Bay Area Maker Faire 2015 – The 15th annual Bay Area Maker Faire was held in San Mateo earlier this month and a good portion of the Handibot team traded the sweltering humidity of early summer Durham for the relative freezing cold of the Bay Area for a few days in order to show off...

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    Development Team Report / April 2015

    by  • April 27, 2015 • 5 Comments

    TOPIC 1:  On Handibot 2.0 and Accessories “I really want to get the Handibot V2.0 in June. Will it be relatively easy to add the 5th axis and 3D print head when available? Also, do you have any preliminary prices for the 2.0, 5th, and printing?” We got this query the other day. Given...

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    Development Team Report / March 2015

    by  • March 21, 2015 • 2 Comments

    Version 1.1 Update Much of our efforts this month have gone into the change-over from version 1.0 of the developer’s edition handibot to version 1.1. This update included a number of design improvements focused on the user experience with the tool; the new front panel design provides easier access to the router for tool...

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