engineering & design
This class covers concepts in the Engineering Design Process, as well as how to plan, organize, and manage engineering design projects. Students learn how to use a variety of engineering and makerspace tools, with a special emphasis on Autodesk Inventor Professional.
Unit 1: Sketching
Due: September 2, 2022
Learning how to sketch using isometric, perspective, multiview, concept, and oblique sketching techniques.
Unit 1: Engineering Design Process
Due: September 23, 2022
An introduction to the Engineering Design Process as we develop a solution concept for a real-world acrtic problem.
Unit 3: Measurement & Statistics
Due: October 14, 2022
Review concepts in unit conversions and variability before designing, sketching, and building your own puzzle cube!
Unit 4: Modeling
Due: November 4, 2022
Learn the beginnings of mathematical models and linear regression before jumping in to Autodesk Inventor to learn the basics.
Unit 5: Autodesk
Due: November 23, 2022
Start working with some of the more detailed tools in Autodesk Inventor Professional as you learn all the cool things it can do!
Unit 6: Individual Projects
Due: December 16, 2022
Here’s your chance to make something awesome and develop your own short-term engineering & design project.
Unit 7: Reverse Engineering
Due: January 20, 2023
Learn what it takes to reverse-engineer products by using visual, functional, and structural analysis.
Unit 8: Product Enhancement
Due: February 17, 2023
Use your reverse engineering skills to design enhancements for toys and well-known products around you.
Unit 9: Automata
Due: March 10, 2023
Design and build your very own moving Automata. Start with sketches, then Autodesk, and finally build your machine.
Unit 10: Design Challenge
Due: April 7, 2023
Work with your engineering design team to tackle a real-world engineering design challenge and develop your own solution.
Unit 11: Simple Machines
Due: April 28, 2023
Review the six simple machines and how they create mechanical advantage before you design and build a simple Rube Goldberg!
Unit 12: Individual Projects
Due: May 12, 2023
Here you get the chance to apply everything you’ve learned about engineeringto plan, design, and build your own project!