Engineer's Survival Kit

Essential, tried and tested tools for STEM students and engineering professionals


  • fxSolver

    Free Web Website

    Online math solver, equation editor and database, graphing calculator and science/engineering problem helper.

     

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  • Wolfram Alpha

    Freemium Web Android iPhone Windows Phone iPad ... Kindle Fire Website

    Wolfram Alpha is a "Computational Knowledge Engine" - different from a search engine, it answers factual queries directly by computing the answer from structured data, rather than providing a list of documents or web pages that might contain the answer.

    Wolfram Alpha is available also as mobile app for Android, iPhone, iPad and for ebooks.

    With Wolfram Alpha on your iPhone or iPod touch, you can explore a vast world of knowledge through an app adapted for your ever-changing, on-the-go lifestyle. Use Wolfram Alpha to discover new information about the world and to deliver expert knowledge into any facet of your mobile life.

     

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  • SolidWorks

    Commercial Windows Website

    Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp. develops and markets 3D CAD design software, analysis software, and product data management software. SolidWorks is the leading supplier of 3D CAD product design engineering software.

     

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  • Arduino IDE

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web Website

    Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It's intended for artists, designers, hobbyists, and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments.

     

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  • FreeCAD

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    FreeCAD is a general purpose parametric 3D CAD modeler. The development is completely Open Source (LGPL License). FreeCAD is aimed directly at mechanical engineering and product design but also fits in a wider range of uses around engineering, such as architecture or other engineering specialties.
    FreeCAD features tools similar to Catia, SolidWorks or Solid Edge, and therefore also falls into the category of MCAD, PLM, CAx and CAE. It is a feature based parametric modeler with a modular software architecture which makes it easy to provide additional functionality without modifying the core system.
    As with many modern 3D CAD modelers it has many 2D components in order to sketch 2D shapes or extract design details from the 3D model to create 2D production drawings, but direct 2D drawing (like AutoCAD LT) is not the focus, neither are animation or organic shapes (like Maya, 3ds Max, Blender or Cinema 4D), although, thanks to its wide adaptability, FreeCAD might become useful in a much broader area than its current focus.
    FreeCAD makes heavy use of all the great open-source libraries that exist out there in the field of Scientific Computing. Among them are OpenCascade, a powerful CAD kernel, Coin3D, an incarnation of Open Inventor, Qt, the world-famous UI framework, and Python, one of the best scripting languages available. FreeCAD itself can also be used as a library by other programs.
    FreeCAD is also fully multi-platform, and currently runs flawlessly on Windows and Linux/Unix and Mac OSX systems, with the exact same look and functionality on all platforms.

     

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  • Foxit Reader

    Free Personal Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Windows S Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad ReactOS Website

    Foxit Reader is a free and light-weight multi-platform PDF document viewer. Its core function is compatible with PDF Standard 1.7.

    Whether you're a consumer, business, government agency, or educational organization, you need to read, create, sign, and annotate (comment on) PDF documents and fill out PDF forms. Foxit Reader is a small, lightning fast, and feature rich PDF viewer which allows you to open, view, sign, and print any PDF file. Foxit Reader is the only high volume PDF reader providing a complete PDF creation solution, providing the power of PDF creation to every desktop. Foxit Reader comes equipped with comprehensive protection against security vulnerabilities, keeping your system and company safe.

     

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  • Udacity

    Commercial Web Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad Website

    Our mission is to bring accessible, affordable, engaging, and highly effective higher education to the world.

     

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  • Khan Academy

    Free Windows Web Android iPhone Windows S ... Android Tablet iPad Website

    Khan Academy is not-for-profit with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education to anyone anywhere.

    All of the site's resources are available to anyone. It doesn't matter if you are a student, teacher, home-schooler, principal, adult returning to the classroom after 20 years, or a friendly alien just trying to get a leg up in earthly biology. The Khan Academy's materials and resources are available to you completely free of charge.

     

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  • Overleaf

    Freemium Web Website

    Overleaf, formerly WriteLaTeX, is a collaborative writing and publishing system that makes the whole process of producing academic papers much quicker for both authors and publishers.

     

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  • LaTeX

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD Website

    LaTeX is a document markup language and document preparation system for the TeX typesetting program. The term LaTeX refers only to the language in which documents are written, not to the editor used to write those documents. In order to create a document in LaTeX, a .tex file must be created using some form of text editor. While most text editors can be used to create a LaTeX document, a number of editors have been created specifically for working with LaTeX.

     

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  • Mattermost

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Android Tablet iPad Self-Hosted JavaScript Go (Programming Language) Cloudron Website

    Mattermost is an open source, self-hosted Small Slack iconSlack alternative.

    As an alternative to proprietary SaaS messaging, Mattermost brings all your team communication into one place, making it searchable and accessible anywhere. It’s written in Golang and React and runs as a production-ready Linux binary under an MIT license with either MySQL or Postgres.

    Mattermost is:

    Slack-compatible, not Slack-limited – Mattermost features rival Slack features, and support a superset of Slack’s incoming and outgoing webhook integrations, including compatibility with existing Slack integrations. From your existing Slack teams, you can import users, public channel history and even theme setting colors into Mattermost.

    Mobile and desktop apps, in addition to web – Use Mattermost from your iOS or Android phones and tablets or with installed apps on Windows, Linux and Mac.

    Easy to deploy, manage, and upgrade – Mattermost runs as Linux binary, Docker image, and many other forms. Try Mattermost with a one-line Docker install, and many install guides are available. Improvements ship monthly.

    Supported by a vibrant community – Use Mattermost with dozens of community integrations and applications, including Jira, IRC, XMPP, Hubot, Giphy, Jenkins, GitLab, Trac, Redmine, SVN, RSS/Atom and many others. Build and share your own apps using Mattermost APIs and drivers.

     

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  • Mathway

    Freemium Web Android iPhone iPad Website

    Mathway provides students with the tools they need to solve their math problems. With tens of millions of problems already solved, Mathway is the #1 online problem solving resource available for students, parents, and teachers.

     

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  • Desmos

    Free Web Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad Website

    A beautiful, innovative, and modern online graphing calculator.

     

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  • Cymath

    Free Web Android iPhone Website

    Enter your math problem, and let Cymath solve it for you step-by-step!

    For high school students, Cymath covers topics in algebra such as:

    • equation solving
    • factoring
    • logarithms
    • exponents
    • complex numbers
    • quadratic equations
    • trigonometry
    • partial fraction
    • polynomial division

    For college students, Cymath covers topics in calculus such as:

    • product rule
    • quotient rule
    • chain rule
    • u-substitution
    • integration by parts
    • integration by partial fraction
    • trigonometric substitution
    • rationalizing substitution

     

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gouinpaul
· Jan 2019 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Thanks Brompie
Great List

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