Do You Have to Chase Your Students Out of Class?

You might if they are using SolidWorks to design solar powered model cars.  That’s what the 11-year old students at Brookside Middle School are doing these days.  According to a SolidWorks press release, the kids at Brookside can’t wait to get to class and use SolidWorks to work on their designs.

You can see some of their work here.

Richard Doyle
My official title is Senior User Advocacy & SolidWorks User Groups - but most people just call me "The User Group Guy". I've been a SolidWorks user since 1997, and was one of the founding members of the SWUGN Committee. Since starting the Central Texas SolidWorks User Group in 1999, my career path has led me to DS SolidWorks and a dream job supporting the SolidWorks User Group Network worldwide.
Richard Doyle
Richard Doyle
  • Devon T. Sowell

    That’s great!

    I’ll start a new SolidWorks Part and then let my 5 year old daughter Drag a Rectangle and then Drag the Extrusion. Next, I let her Click on a Color. She loves it and can’t wait to do it again.


  • Gabi

    That is really neat! My son’s elementary school doesn’t use SW, but they are always trying new things for the students, right now they are doing the LEGO robots as part as an after school activity, plus the computer club, and such and such. Sometimes, I’ve thought about becoming a Math or Science teacher myself, just to bring this kind of stuff inside the classroom, not only as an optional activity, but somehow I don’t think I have the gift of teaching.

  • Basil

    Nice…I started using Solidworks when I also was a schoolboy…and since that time I am a fellow user:)

  • ali

    i’m a college student who needs help. i’m in a solar car team,we have to build a new car to participate in a canada-usa challenge so right now my own task is to draw or find the caliper

  • ali

    and handbrake design for solidworks.i don’t wanna waste time drawing those things by myself if they’re done in the web.

  • ali