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ShopBot in Education

High school students in Floral Park, NY, are exposed to empowering digital fabrication technology by using a ShopBot Desktop to make everything from art projects to robots.

Tools and resources you need:


ShopBot offers CNC tool packages for classrooms, including the ShopBot Desktop, Buddy, and 96" X 48" Gantry tool. Also, if you're looking for information about other kinds of digital fabrication tools, we have a helpful guide for you.


Wondering how to gather the funds to furnish a class with CNC and other digital fabrication tools? This listing of funding sources can be helpful. We also have developed "talking points" for making your case; we'll even do a one-time review of your grant proposal and make suggestions.


ShopBot provides a regular schedule of CNC training classes at our headquarters in Durham, NC and also online. Learn about training and sign up. We also have a wealth of Free Tutorials and videos, and documentation materials to assist you with tool assembly, operation, maintenance, and support.


We know that your students need projects. We've been devising and collecting ready-to-go projects that are classroom-proven to be engaging and useful for teaching math, physics, engineering, electronics - and building student confidence! Check out our projects here.

ShopBot's Education Community

Talk ShopBot Forum

Our online CNC forum has been active for well over a decade, and every day sees new threads and discussions. ShopBotters of all kinds - teachers, manufacturers, artists, and hobbyists - tell us that the Forum is really useful no matter the topic. Got a question? Jump in!

Education Blog

This blog is a great place to hear news of education events and conferences, and gain perspectives from guest bloggers such as teachers and their students. We hope you enjoy reading it and encourage you to comment and add your voice. Read more Education posts here.

Most Recent Education Post

ShopBot Education on the Road

ShopBot has a busy touring schedule for its ShopBot Cricket Trailer. Our Education Outreach program visits conferences, schools, FabLabs, Museums, STEM, and STEAM programs (the A stands for the Arts), all around the country. It's exciting to see students and teachers learning about and using the ShopBot Desktop and Handibot® Smart Power Tool.
(By the way, Cricket Trailers are manufactured with the help of ShopBot Tools. But that's another story.)


Each new ShopBot tool comes bundled with two powerful software programs to create CNC projects.

ShopBot Blog