Basic CAD (computer aided design)

Grades 6th – 12th

Mr. Brown

Teacher absence policy- Substitute

Course Description:  This is a basic intro to CAD (Computer Aided Design). Some of the things that will be included are a basic understanding of the metric system for measuring, the purpose of CAD including real-world applications, business ideas that come from turning ideas into tangible objects, some demonstrations with real-world CAD machines, and much more. TinkerCAD ( will be the web-based software for creating student’s own designs. Students will be able to use motors, gears, and more from dissected household goods, like printers and other items, to be reused. The CAD software only requires web browser access to use. Work is saved in each student’s profile. There will be a TinkerCAD classroom that the students will join and then I will be able to download and print or assist students. Students will get a 3D print to measure to verify they have the basic concept of use down. There will be a requirement to do a physical drawing of what will be created in TinkerCAD using basic drafting concepts that will be taught.

Course Viewpoint:  Mixed

Course Length:  Semester

Time:  2:00-2:55

Cost:  $100 cash or check per semester, checks made out to Full Throttle Robotics LLC

Supply Fee:  no supplies needed for class but additional 3D prints will be available for additional cost

Class Prerequisite:  ability to read and write/draw, basic computer understanding, ability to measure using metric system

Materials Teacher Will Provide:  Online classroom in TinkerCAD, internet access, notebook, and pencil for idea creating.

Materials Students Must Provide:  Provide online access for students to be able to create and design outside of the classroom. Backpack to be able to take home items.

Minimum Enrollment:  4

Maximum Enrollment:  16

Parent Requirements:  Provide online access for students to be able to create and design outside of the classroom.

Teacher:  Mr. Brown

Contact: cell:(406)249-4975

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