Engineering Design Instructional Computer System (EDICS)

Photo of a circular metal bracket containing three sets of smaller gears.

Interior view of a bicycle planetary gear. This image appears in 3D when viewed with red-cyan glasses. (Photo by elsamuko on Flickr. Used with permission.)


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EDICS, or Engineering Design Instructional Computer System, is an interactive multimedia program started in 1981, which consists of three chapters on bearings, rotors and cylinders, lets students with little background in engineering learn about procedures on a computer with text, graphics, animation, sound and diagrams.

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David Wilson, Ernesto Blanco, Seichi Tsutsumi, and Woodie Flowers. RES.2-001 Engineering Design Instructional Computer System (EDICS). Spring 2008. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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