Autodesk Fusion 360 for Combat Robots

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TAP lab, Upstairs, Te Atatu Peninsula Community Centre

595 Te Atatu Rd Te Atatu Peninsula 0610 · Auckland

How to find us

We are the top level of the building. Follow the signs. The stairs and elevators are at the front of the building.

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Fusion 360 - Battle Bot building guide.

I will be running a Zero Experience to Building a Battle Bot Training session.

This is aimed at people with no prior experience using Fusion360 or other CAD software. We will cover everything from the basics up to bot building techniques.

If you want a head start I suggest going through TinkerCad guides. TinkerCad is a kiddies version of Fusion360.
It has very basic guides, that explain the fundamental design techniques of CAD -

This will be a very very fast passed, crash course overview session.
Please arrive early

We will build an Antweight from the ground up.
You will come out of this with an understanding of things and enough to go away and practice / learn yourself.

This is free, run by a hobby user not a professional or qualified Fusion360 person.

Topics covered:

1) Getting started.
Overview of what Fusion360 Can do.
How to get free Hobby access to fusion360
How to access fusion360
Where to get free training, how to access help.

2) Fusion360 application
Were everything is overview.
How to move around items, views, planes etc.
How to work with projects, parts etc.

3) Making Robots. [Real How-To Guts]
Sketching and modelling
Sculpt and sheet metal

4) Really Making Robots.
applying materials to parts
working out weights of parts and designs.
working with analysis
using files from other people
importing part from McMaster carr
using a picture to design from. "Canvas"

5) Actually using your CAD
exporting files for 3D printers
making drawings for reference
exporting files for laser cutting, waterjet curring or other.
Sharing files

Not Covered: I have no idea how these works yet.
Simulation -

It's free, non-professional and not credited.
We will not be running "user follow as you go" due to the time constraints.
You do not need a computer, you will just be watching me.
Bring something to take notes with and snacks and caffeine.