NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ1000921
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Aug
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1062-9351
Teach CAD and Measuring Skills through Reverse Engineering
Board, Keith
Tech Directions, v72 n1 p13-15 Aug 2012
This article describes a reverse engineering activity that gives students hands-on, minds-on experience with measuring tools, machine parts, and CAD. The author developed this activity to give students an abundance of practical experience with measuring tools. Equally important, it provides a good interface between the virtual world of CAD 3D modeling and the tangible, tactile experience of intelligent tinkering with mechanical devices. Reverse engineering can be complicated and technical, yet extremely enjoyable for students, with the level of complexity depending on the objects selected by the teacher. (Contains 1 table.)
Prakken Publications. 832 Phoenix Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48108. Tel: 734-975-2800; Fax: 734-975-2787; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A