Machine Design involves application of engineering fundamentals to the design of machine components. The field of machine design is a huge and growing field, and requires life-long learning to stay abreast in this field. Some resources for MAE156A are listed below.
BASIC MATERIAL is required reading for all students
REVIEW MATERIAL is material from prerequisite courses.
IN DEPTH material is additional reference and can be pursued by students depending on the design approach being pursued.
Fundamentals - BASIC MATERIAL
Motor Theory (from Georgia Tech)
References - IN DEPTH
CAD Templates for the Lasercamm and 3D modeling
Mechatronics: Devices which have close integration of Mechanical and Electronics