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ShopBotter Jeff Shapiro makes learning fun with Science Kinetics
Jeff Shapiro is a former 6th grade science teacher whose company, Science Kinetics, designs and fabricates interactive educational displays for museums. Jeff began making hands-on displays as teaching tools for his classroom, and turned this passion into his fulltime business in 2005. The company's work is being enjoyed by thousands of visitors to museums across the U.S. and five other countries around the globe.
“My ShopBot CNC is hands-down the most valuable tool I have ever owned. I don't think there is one exhibit I sell that doesn't have components fabricated on the ShopBot. The accuracy of the tool enables us to produce moving displays that work perfectly and can withstand use by kids and adults for years and years!”
Where: Grove City, Ohio
Business: Science Kinetics
ShopBot Tool: PRSstandard 96 X 48
Inspirations: "My initial inspiration to start Science
Kinetics was sparked by the
reactions of visitors to the interactive exhibits at the Center of Science and Industry
where I worked while attending Ohio State. To me, a well-designed exhibit has an almost magical ability to speak to a diverse audience. A child may take away something completely different than an adult but that doesn’t really matter. If the exhibit made an impression it did its job!"
What's Next: "Developing a traveling exhibit to
be leased by museums for a few months at a time. I’m also very interested
in the idea of designing interactive, electro-mechanical art exhibits."