While I encourage all students to learn computer aided drawing (CAD), this is what ChE 1101 students have to do as an assignment and less than MEE, AEE, CVE, and OCE students learn in their freshman year. Thus, this only counts as an Honors Activity for students who do not have a CAD requirement as part of their required coursework. For now, that includes BME students, but I expect that the BME faculty will approve this as an addition to their first year requirements in the next year.
Computer-aided drawing (CAD) drawing is a prerequisite to being able to 3D print or laser cut your own parts (as opposed to what you can download off of Github on the Internet).
Go to cad.onshape.com, register at the site, and then go to the Learning Center. Under Self-Paced Courses, click on Learning Pathways. Then follow the directions from 1 to 5C within
Recommended Tutorial List for OnShape v2.docx.
This tutorial list is courtesy of Prof. Margot Vigeant of Bucknell University. She and the Bucknell team put on an outstanding makerspace training short course. If interested in a makerspace training weeklong summer camp, e-mail Dr. Jim Brenner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
At the end of each module, you will get a certificate of completion. Send that to me as proof that you did the assignment. Onshape will keep a permanent record of what you have completed. To complete the assignment, just send Dr. Jim Brenner (email@example.com) a snapshot that proves you completed the assignment.
This is a self-paced assignment that I have tested on 70 non-freshman students. I think that the instructions are self-explanatory. If you need help that the video can't solve, then ask for help, but I would replay the video first and if necessary, redo parts of assignments if you forget topics that get called upon later. I am pretty sure that the amount of time this will take is more than the link above suggests.
Feel free to work on this together in groups.
All students registering for any of my Honors Activities need to follow the following instructions:
- Student Initiates the process: “Submit an Honors Option Contract” at https://www.fit.edu/honors-college/honors-curriculum/ using a TRACKSlogin@fit.edu (omit "my" from the email address) as login name and TRACKS password.
- Student uploads the course syllabus and submits the request.
- Course Instructor is notified via email and Teams to review the request.
- If approved, Course Instructor enters the Honors Option contract requirements in “Comments” box on the form prior to approving the contract (via email or Teams).
- Honors College reviews the request.
- If approved by Honors College, the course Instructor is sent a request to complete the final report for Honors Option Contract at the end of the semester.
- If the student has successfully completed the Honors Option Contract requirements, the Registrar is notified to enter Honors Option annotation on the student's transcript.
In addition to Prof. Subasi's instructions that apply to all Honors Option Contracts for anyone, see the following:
Picking a subject from that pre-approved list means that no one needs to review the specifics of any particular student's Honors project.
Excel attachment: Fill in the appropriate cell on the attached spreadsheet to indicate which course and which Honors Activity you choose.
Go to HonorsActivityBrenner.xlsx. On that form, I want you to fill the box yellow for the activity that you are doing and which class it applies to. Note that some activities do not count for certain classes because they are expected for non-honors students in those classes.