ShopBot CNC Orientation

ShopBot CNC Orientation

Use computer aided design (CAD) and manufacturing (CAM) basics to learn ways to create 2D and 2.5D designs on the ShopBot CNC router on a variety of materials.

Learn the basics of using our ShopBot CnC router. We’ll create a simple digital shape, take that design into the program that creates the tool paths, and then cut that design out on our ShopBot.

This is a beginner-friendly class, and no experience is necessary. We'll cover basics of Computer Aided Design (CAD) & Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM).

We’ll spend the first half of the lesson in the classroom learning a couple different ways to create the shape and the associated tool paths. The last half of class will be how to actually take the ‘part’ file and cut it out on our ShopBot CNC machine by properly attaching the material to the work surface, learning how to ‘zero’ the machine, and finally how to cut the shape out.

Members who participate in this class will be cleared to use the ShopBot for themselves to create works of art and function.


Idea Foundry Member - $52

Non Member - $68

Luke Howard

Upcoming Dates

  • JANUARY 29 | 6:30-9:30PM (7 Spots Left)
  • FEBRUARY 5 | 6:30-9:30PM (12 Spots Left)
  • FEBRUARY 19 | 6:30-9:30PM (12 Spots Left)
  • MARCH 13 | 6:30-9:30PM (12 Spots Left)
  • MARCH 26 | 6:30-9:30PM (12 Spots Left)
  • APRIL 10 | 6:30-9:30PM (12 Spots Left)
  • APRIL 22 | 6:30-9:30PM (12 Spots Left)