Kid's Academy: Think Like a Mechanical Engineer with Inventor 2016 - da Vinci's Helicopter
|Dates:||September 13 - November 15, 2017|
|Meets:||W from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM, 10 sessions|
|Location:||McMillen Hall 201 |
|Instructor:||Michele Weimer |
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Think Like a Mechanical Engineer with Inventor 2016 - Create a Leonardo da Vinci Helicopter *NEW*
Students will use Inventor, a tool mechanical engineer's use to design ideas, visualize concepts, and simulate how designs will perform in the real world. His late fifteenth-century Aerial Screw drawing is one of his most iconic images, and like many of his inventions, was an idea way ahead of its time. Based on Leonardo's bevel gear design, which would spin the canopy and support structure and allow for flight. Students will measure existing parts of helicopter using scales and calipers, create a CAD model using Inventor to create parts, constrain parts together to make an assembly of the model and simulate real-life movement, build the model and test it out! Students have access to free 3-year license of Inventor. Computers are available with software in class or students can download software on their own computer. Please check the minimum computer requirements @ www.autodesk.com.