School name: Rocklin High School
Project name: Engineering Support Technology
Contacts: Dan Frank
Description: RHS Engineering is designed to help students explore the knowledge, skills and technical abilities required to become a successful engineer or support technician. Through out the program, students will experience the design and develop process while creating projects. Students spend time working with AutoCAD, Inventor, Revit, and MastercamX4 to design and machine a variety of projects.
First level students use Autocad to learn the basics of drafting and design. Using their Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA), they design a sports park. They also learn the basics of computer numerical control ( CNC) programming using Mastercam X5. They design and build a clock, a small set of dominoes and a cribbage board.
Level 2 students use Autodesk Inventor to further their design skills. In Inventor, they create: a lego (which they will later mill), a twist pen, a cell phone, a 6” vise, lathe chuck, C-clamp, hub cap, car logo, toolbox, Aluminum Vessel (airtight), and a coffee mug.
In Autocad, level 2 students continue to learn basic drafting techniques including an introduction to Geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T). They later machine: a lego, license plate holder, name plaque, pen holder and a jewelry box.
Students in level 3 continue their design skills with Inventor and Autocad. They will create renderings of both stills and animations from Inventor and 3dstudio.
Level 3 and 4 students will continue to do the trophy design for NASA education (lunabotics).
Links: Rocklin High School EST http://www.rocklin.k12.ca.us/staff/dfrank/ ;
Rocklin High School http://rhs.rocklin.k12.ca.us/