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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.

Software

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

Homework Help

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

Apps

Wolfram Alpha | Good for a calculus problem
WabbitEmu | Good graphing calculator
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 lets 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
AutoCAD360 | Easy-to-use drawing and drafting mobile application

Pencils

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

Calculators

Casio FX-115ES PLUS Engineering/Scientific Calculator | Calculator for under $20
TI-36X Pro Engineering/Scientific Calculator | Graphing calculator for a 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

Websites

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…

Books

AutoCAD 2014 for Dummies | Great Book for beginners
Beginning AutoCAD 2020 Exercise Workbook | Long and detailed set of tutorial
Mastering AutoCAD 2019 and AutoCAD LT 2019 | Advanced tutorials from AutoDesk official press

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