This page will be updated as we go. This will be the medium to help provide information that might help you equip yourself on the learning journey.


Download AutoCAD | Instructions and link where you can download AutoCAD for free
Draftsight | Free 2D CAD software
DWG TrueView | Helps you view, edit and share DWG file
123D Design | Simplest way to get your ideas into 3D – to your 3D printer
NanoCAD | Free easy-to-use CAD application,  Offers the possibility to implement C++/C# API
Octave | Free Matlab alternative for Students

Laptops | Tablets

Lenovo Thinkpad | Solid laptop that runs most engineering programs
Apple MacBook Pro | Great for general use, does not run all programs
Sony VAIO Flip 15″ | Powerful laptop that can turn into a tablet
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 | Popular among engineer students, runs Office programs

Homework Help

Chegg Study | Only $14.95/month, step by step solutions to any textbook problem


Wolfram Alpha | Good for calculus problem
WabbitEmu | Good graphing calculator
Office lens | Helps turn a whiteboard picture into a pdf
Converter | Engineering unit conversions
ElectroDroid | Powerful collection of electronics tools and references.
iStudiez Pro | Great student’s planner app
Lecturenotes | Note-taking by handwriting on the screen. Edit pdfs
Desmos | Graphing utility that let’s you overlay multiple graphs on polar or Cartesian planes
iCircuit | Easy to use electronic circuit simulator and designer
Scanner Pro | Turns your phone into a portable scanner
FingerCAD |CAD application for technical drawing
AutoCAD360 | Easy-to-use drawing and drafting mobile application


Pentel Sharp | Inexpensive pencil that lasts forever
Pentel GraphGear 500 | Great for the budget
rOtring 600 | Very high quality for a great price
Staedtler Mechanical Pencil | Durable for an okay price


Casio FX-115ES PLUS Engineering/Scientific Calculator | Calculator for under $20
TI-36X Pro Engineering/Scientific Calculator | Graphing calculator for low price
TI Nspire CX CAS Graphing Calculator | Interchangeable keypads, color display
HP 33S Scientific Calculator (F2216A) | Scientific Calculator, good for high end calculations
HP 50g Graphing Calculator | An alternate to Texas Instruments


AutoDesk forum | Find a community of CAD users
AutoCAD resources by AutoDesk | Video tutorials from AutoDesk
patrickjmt.com | FREE Math video tutorials
mst.edu | Interactive Mechanics-of-Materials learning system
thingiverse.com | Digital Designs for physical objects
2LearnCAD | Teaches beginners how to use AutoCAD. Includes free blocks, symbols, tips…


AutoCAD 2014 for Dummies | Great Book for beginners
Beginning AutoCAD 2015 | Long and detailed set of tutorial
Mastering AutoCAD 2015 and AutoCAD LT 2015 | Advanced tutorials from AutoDesk official press