Zotebook is free for academic use through June 2016

November 4, 2015

— Gabe Johnson

From now until the end of June 2016, subscriptions to zotebook.io are free for academic use.

Zotebook is a completely new way of designing. It recognizes your freehand sketches and turns them in to precise, machineable files ready for production on laser cutters (and vinyl cutters, and 3D printers, and other fabrication devices as well).

We didn't set out to explicitly make a tool for education. Of course we thought this was a likely use case, but we've always sought to build something that is useful for everyone who wants to build things on laser cutters. As we've worked with people, it has become clear to us that there's something special about how Zotebook connects with younger people.

So today we're announcing that subscriptions to zotebook.io are free for any kind of academic use. This includes:

  • K-12 schools
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Libraries
  • After-school programs
  • Any kind of home-school situation

There is a very small string attached, however. If you take us up on this offer, we will send you a short questionnaire about once a month asking how things are going. We'll design it to take less than 15 seconds of your time.

We are hoping that teacher feedback will help us improve the system and give us lots of good ideas for curriculum and activity planning.

To do this, simply make a regular zotebook.io account, and then go into your account settings and upgrade to a group subscription. No credit card info is required.

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