Course Technical Requirements and Supported Platforms

Course Technical Requirements and Supported Platforms

BCA courses support a wide range of software and hardware. See minimum requirements and supported platforms below.

SPDM Technical Award 3D Printing Awards
 Minimum Requirements
 At least 1 suitable CAD software from below  Y  Y (3D)
 At least 1 suitable CAM hardware from below  Y  Y (3D printer)
 At least 1 microcontroller kit per 2 learners from below  Y
 Supported Platforms
 Any suitable CAD software e.g.:
 Sketchup  Y  Y
 Solidworks  Y  Y
 Autodesk  Y  Y
 Creo  Y  Y
 Tinkercad  Y  Y
 2D Design  Y
 Adobe Illustrator  Y
 Any suitable CAM hardware e.g.:
 3D Printers (Up, Cube, Ultimaker, Makerbot, Witbox, Prusa)  Y  Y
 Laser Cutters  Y
 CNC Machines  Y
 Arduino  Y
 PIC  Y
 Crumble  Y
 Raspberry Pi  Y
 Any suitable control language (Basic, C, C++, Python) e.g.:
 Arduino IDE  Y
 PIC/Logicator*  Y
 BBC Microbit*  Y
 Mbed  Y
*if you are using a visual programing language such as Logicator

or Microbit, please ensure learners are aware of the text based

code “behind the scenes” in order to meet SPDM level 2 and 3

course requirements.

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