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SOURCE National Instruments

New NI Electronics Lab provides a place for learning, exploring and creating electronic components for projects and products.

AUSTIN, Texas, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NI (Nasdaq: NATI), the provider of solutions that enable engineers and scientists to solve the world's greatest engineering challenges, today announced the company will partner with TechShop, a membership-based, do-it-yourself workshop and fabrication studio with locations nationwide. NI will provide product training and outfit two TechShop electronics labs with NI technology, including LabVIEW system design software and myRIO, myDAQ and VirtualBench hardware.

"TechShop and NI have one common mission: to equip engineers, scientists, entrepreneurs and makers with the tools and training they need to build their dreams," said Mark Hatch, CEO and cofounder of TechShop. "Now, TechShop members will have at their fingertips leading-edge hardware and software for any test, measurement or control application to make tomorrow's engineering feats and innovations."

The first two TechShop locations to benefit from this partnership will be in San Francisco and Round Rock, Texas. As TechShop grows, the number of locations offering NI products and training will increase.

"NI has revolutionized the way engineers develop modern measurement and control systems in an increasingly complex world," said Ray Almgren, vice president of corporate marketing at NI. "We're excited to partner with TechShop to make that same technology available to its members through the new NI Electronics Lab."

About NI
Since 1976, NI (www.ni.com) has made it possible for engineers and scientists to solve the world's greatest engineering challenges with powerful, flexible technology solutions that accelerate productivity and drive rapid innovation. Customers from a wide variety of industries-from healthcare to automotive and from consumer electronics to particle physics-use NI's integrated hardware and software platform to improve the world we live in.

About TechShop, Inc.
Founded in October 2006, TechShop is a membership-based, do-it-yourself (DIY) workshop and fabrication studio providing access to a vibrant community of creative people and more than $1 million worth of high quality machines, tools and software. TechShop offers classes, workshops, instruction and meet-ups for people of all ages and skill levels. TechShop is based in San Jose, Calif., with locations nationwide.

LabVIEW, National Instruments, NI, ni.com and VirtualBench are trademarks of National Instruments. Other product and company names listed are trademarks or trade names of their respective companies. 

Contacts:
NI: beth.williams@ni.com, (512) 683-6394
TechShop: connie.zheng@nof9.com, (415) 268-4821

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