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Free Design Software Fuels Student Invention

Autodesk, Inc. has made its design, engineering and entertainment software free to students, instructors and academic institutions worldwide.
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Autodesk, Inc. has made its design, engineering and entertainment software free to students, instructors and academic institutions worldwide.

To facilitate the integration of design tools into curricula, Autodesk also offers free project-based learning content and resources including the Digital STEAM Workshop and Design Academy.

Students ages 10-13 from Bronx public schools used Autodesk TinkerCAD and Fusion 360 to design and engineer an "energy scooter that charges electronic devices when it's foot-pedaled by its riders." The students are currently generating a 3D model of the scooter and the portable electricity generator (which could be attached to even a regular bike) so that it can be sent for manufacture.

To learn more or to request free educational access to Autodesk software, visit http://www.autodesk.com/education.

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