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Project Overview

For the last five years, I’ve taught 3d CAD computer classes at Pratt Institute, in Brooklyn. Rather than writing a textbook, I’ve chosen to publish my lesson plans and tutorials as screencasts on the web. Sandbox3 holds this video content and also functions as a community for CAD professionals and students.

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Technical Details of the Site

The core premise of the site is that each member has different permissions. This is achieved through a login database, storing credentials in the “session” data, and setting permissions for each page of content. The entire site is database driven and was built using the CodeIgniter PHP framework. Adding content is done through intuitive form-based uploading, and all content is served dynamically through the database and using Amazon’s cloud storage. This project is ongoing, with new content added regularly and the community of members growing each day.