Mechanical Training Lead: Samuel Walters
Mechanical Training is all about the design process. You’ll be learning about our main CAD program, Autodesk Inventor, and how to use it to design parts that you will eventually manufacture using the various machines in the shop. We also teach tips and strategies for choosing materials and off-the-shelf parts that will be crucial to the projects that you will work on in your Robojackets teams. The main mechanical training will teach you design, but machine training (so you can become certified to use the machines in the RoboJackets shop) occurs on a team-by-team basis. That means that we will not be impacted by COVID-19 restrictions and will be able to teach you everything that we normally would.
Meeting Times & Important Resources
For Fall 2020, all of our training sessions will be held virtually over Microsoft Teams. Sessions will be held Tuesday and Wednesday from 6:30 – 8:30 PM ET starting September 14th. You only need to come to one of these sessions a week as they are identical.
Recordings of the lecture portions of our sessions will be posted on the RoboJackets Training YouTube channel, along with CAD guides in case you get stuck. Questions outside the sessions can be asked on the Mechanical Training Piazza. To participate in Mechanical Training and get access to the Piazza and Team, please join the Mechanical Training Mailing List or message #training-helpdesk in Slack for more information!
You are not required to attend training on the day when your team’s representative trainer is leading the session; we list the trainers and teams here in case you have a personal preference or want to contact your trainer if you have questions.
- Samuel Walters (RoboRacing)
- Tomas Osses (RoboNav)
- Shaun Padte (RoboCup)
- Keaton Sadoski (BattleBots)
- Kyle Heiss (RoboWrestling)
Week 0: Introduction to CAD
Week 1: Stock, Steel, and Strain
Week 2: Features
Week 3: Nuts and Bolts
Week 4: Power Transmission
Week 5: Machining Processes
Week 6: Making Parts Machinable
Week 7: FEA & Controls
Week 8: Application of Machining Processes