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CAD Designing Chess Pieces in Fusion 360 (beginners)

March 6, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm PST

 - $45.00
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What You'll Do:

This workshop is designed as an entry into Fusion 360 (free CAD software) and teaches you the basics as we make our own chess pieces suitable for 3D printing!

You will learn:

  • Navigation and camera controls
  • Sketches; splines, lines, dimensions, and constraints
  • Revolve tool
  • Extrude tool
  • Pattern tool
  • Editing parts of models after we’ve made them
  • Exporting models for 3D printing

Skill Level:

This course is designed to be your first step into Fusion 360, so no prior knowledge is needed. Prior experience with other 3D modeling (TinkerCad, 3D builder, sketchup, etc) or vector (adobe illustrator, inkscape, etc) software will be helpful but not required. If you intend to 3D print your models after the course you will need to be familiar with your machine and that process, but the printing itself is not covered as part of this session (I will give you some tips throughout though)

Skills you will learn:

Fusion 360 entry-level skills: * Navigation and camera controls * Sketches; splines, lines and dimensions, and constraints * Revolve tool * Extrude tool * Pattern tool * Editing parts of models after we've made them

What You'll Need:

You MUST have a mouse with a '3rd mouse button' (e.g a scroll wheel that you can click in), and a scroll wheel. A mouse with these traits is essential for navigating within the program. Please download and install fusion 360 from here (it's free if you're not making money from it): https://www.autodesk.com.au/products/fusion-360/free-trial Just download/sign up for the trial, at the end of the 30 days it will ask you which license you wish to proceed with and you will want to select hobbist.

About the Facilitator:

Hi! I'm Billie!
I've been a maker all my life, historically as a costume maker and couturier (among many other hand crafts) but in the last few years I've fallen head-over heels in love with 3D Printing, and have helped moderate the largest 3D Printing communities on
Reddit and Discord (among many others).

I recently started a YouTube channel where I post weekly interviews with cool makers, quick little tutorials and bigger project videos.

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March 6, 2021
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm PDT
Age Range:
18 and up
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