RoboJackets mechanical training teaches the fundamentals of mechanical design through use of computer assisted design software and practical physical examples. The lecture is an informational presentation of new ideas and CAD techniques. The CAD guides are a walk-through of putting those new techniques into practice to create some part. The advanced CAD reference is an .stl file that can be opened within Inventor. This 3D object file will allow you to see the end result and measurement of a complicated part, but will not allow you to see the intermediary steps. This is a challenge for experienced CAD users and curious novices, and the ‘solution’ for how to build the part will be posted in the week following its accompanying lecture.


  • Tuesday
    • Grace Krahn
    • Alex Field
  • Wednesday
    • Dylan Steel Fife
    • Celina Huang

Important Resources

Mechanical Training Mailing List
Training Calendar

Weekly Content

Week 0 Lecture

Week 0 CAD Guide

Week 0 Advanced CAD Guide

Week 0 Advanced CAD Reference

Week 1 Lecture

Week 1 CAD Guide

Week 1 Advanced CAD STL

Week 1 Special Topics

Week 1 Advanced CAD Guide

Week 2 Lecture

Week 2 CAD Guide

Week 2 Advanced CAD Part

Week 2 Advanced CAD Guide

Week 2 Advanced CAD Drawings

Week 3 Lecture

Week 3 CAD Guide

Week 3 Advanced CAD STL

Week 3 Advanced CAD Part

Week 4 Lecture

Week 4 CAD Guide

Week 4 Advanced CAD

Week 5 Lecture

Week 5 CAD Guide

Week 6 Lecture

Week 6 CAD Guide

Week 6 Bad CAD

Week 7 FEA

Week 7 Interactive