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VEX Robotics Competition "Make It Real" CAD Engineering Challenge Sponsored by Autodesk®

Have you ever wanted a component for your robot that was not included in the kit of parts? Do you want to design and make something unique that sets you apart from your peers? Then the “Make It Real CAD Engineering Challenge” is for you! Autodesk is sponsoring this challenge and giving you a chance to focus your passion for CAD and apply your skills to solve a real-world design issue.

In this challenge, you will use the same Autodesk 3D design software used by professionals to conceptualize and model a new part for a robot that improves its functionality or overcomes an existing problem. The new part must be designed to fit an existing robot and may consist of multiple pieces that form one part design. The robot may be a competition robot (VEX, FIRST, BEST, PLTW, SkillsUSA, TSA, etc.) or another robot that performs an interesting task. Note that your 3D printed part from this online challenge may be used in the VEX U competition, but not in VRC.

To help you succeed, access to Autodesk software is available at no charge to students. In the Make It Real CAD Engineering Challenge, you must use either Autodesk® Fusion 360™, Autodesk® Inventor®, or Tinkercad™ to model your custom robot part. Whether you’ve used the software before or are brand new to CAD, the Autodesk Design Academy provides lessons and video tutorials for all skill levels.

To get started, carefully read the complete challenge requirements on this page. Then visit the Autodesk Design Academy challenge page to download software, watch tutorials and learn how to create custom parts. When you’re ready, return to this page to submit your entry.

The future is yours to design, and we can’t wait to see how you change the world!

Entries



 

vexv5 ultra light linear motion system.

Dtwoessner

currently in design process. will also make a vex competition legal version out of compliant materials (legal for current 2020-21 season).

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214F

25lfrahn@hhschuskies.org

Three wheel piece to connect to a robot 

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214F

25ldavis@hhschuskies.org

This is a robotics piece that is mainly used for decorating the robot, it comes in all shapes, sizes and colors. The piece just smooths out the sides of the robot to make it look better. This piece is called a smooth plate.

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If I were to design a new part for VexEDR, I...

Northvex

https://drive.google.com/file/d/133j1oIliuD1eRbKBD02LMJ4Xl0TcCD2-/view?usp=sharing

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HHMS Motor

26cbuckner

This is a Motor for a robot 

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Ratcheting Sprocket

ianbrueggeman@gmail.com

Currently working on the text portion of this assignment.

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Low Profile V5 Motor Mounts

bossgivol@gmail.com

See files for our full submission

https://pdfhost.io/v/QK3nLJ2Ql_Low_Profile_Motor_Mounts_YNOT_Roboticspdf.pdf

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Sleeve Gadget

0550890@students.dadeschools.net

I Will remake a piece from a sleeve and replace it with a part that can hold most objects such as cards, snacks, small boxes, instead of just a weapon, since it’ll have the same shape on the attachment part, then it will be able to attach itself to the sleeve. I used Tinkercad. You will be able to extend and retract the width so it will have the ability to hold most objects, I researched about the sleeve and made the back of the piece attachable to the sleeve, I made 3 parts and added a spring to one of the parts so it can use pressure to hold the items

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Sleeve Gadget

0550890@students.dadeschools.net

I Will remake a piece from a sleeve and replace it with a part that can hold most objects such as cards, snacks, small boxes, instead of just a weapon, since it’ll have the same shape on the attachment part, then it will be able to attach itself to the sleeve. I used Tinkercad. You will be able to extend and retract the width so it will have the ability to hold most objects, I researched about the sleeve and made the back of the piece attachable to the sleeve, I made 3 parts and added a spring to one of the parts so it can use pressure to hold the items

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The C-Channel Binder

happymurad23@gmail.com

This is team 8838D's CAD Model Submission. Enjoy!

Here is our final report in text format. The PDF wouldnt upload to RobotEvents. Here is what it could have been.

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The Goal


The reason we wanted a C Channel Binder is to make stronger, longer parts for our robots. While there is a 35 hole long C Channel,  it has a big weak spot in the center, leaving it susceptible to bending. The C-channel Binder can couple two smaller...