ShopBot Announces "Digital Fab Tools for Schools"

              ShopBot Announces "Digital Fab Tools for Schools"

$2500 Vouchers For Teachers toward Purchase of Powerful Desktop CNC Tool for
use with Autodesk 123D Design Software

PR Newswire

DURHAM, N.C., Jan. 16, 2013

DURHAM, N.C., Jan.16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --ShopBot Tools, a leader in digital
design and fabrication tools, has launched "Digital Fab Tools for Schools" at
their education website, This promotion supports the
wider availability of digital fabrication technology in schools, in
collaboration with Autodesk, Inc. ( Using digital
fabrication helps teachers incorporate hands-on "making" to teach STEM
(Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and other subjects.

With the support of Autodesk, a leader in cloud-based design and engineering
software, this ShopBot promotion provides teachers a voucher worth $2,500
toward purchase of a ShopBot Desktop CNC, together with ShopBot's training and
support, and a free* copy of Autodesk 123D Design software. This software is a
3D modeling tool that allows users to create a digital model and then 3D print
or fabricate their idea.

These vouchers are only available to teachers, at They
use the vouchers to purchase tools directly from ShopBot. Fifty ShopBot tools
have been set aside for qualifying educators in the U.S. on a first come,
first served basis.

Ted Hall, Founder and CEO of ShopBot (, explained, "Along
with the Desktop tool and Autodesk 123D Design software, we'll be providing
special projects and tutorials at to help teachers get up to
speed with digital fabrication, and its empowering capability to teach STEM,
arts and other subjects. Our education customers continually report that
students make real progress in math and science by making projects. "

"We're excited to partner with ShopBot in bringing digital fabrication tools
into more schools to provide a fun, hands-on learning experience," said Samir
Hanna, VP of Consumer Products, Autodesk. "We believe everyone is creative and
the Autodesk 123D Design app is a great fit for anyone with the urge to make."

Vouchers are only available at One of the benefits of the
program is free access to the growing digital fabrication teachers' community
of This resource houses free projects, curricula, and forums
for teachers. And with its "Buddy" (teachers helping teachers) community, will help connect the growing number of educators who are
incorporating digital fabrication into their STEM, vocational, arts, and
entrepreneurial programs.

*Free products are subject to the terms and conditions of the end-user license
and services agreement that accompanies the software.

SOURCE ShopBot Tools, Inc.

Contact: Ted Hall, ShopBot CEO, 1-888-680-4466,
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