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Entry ID #: 9346
Created: Wed, Dec 30, 2020 8:53 AM

The 141A team use Autodesk Fusion 360 for designing their robots.  The students range between 6th and 8th grade (i.e. middle school).  This is especially important during this time of COVID-19, where students may be quarentined or locked down based on the guidance of our elected leaders. At the start of the season, during robotics signup, students were informed they will need access to a computer at home.  The teams have laptops that are configured with Autodesk Fusion 360 during practice, but they need to get the software loaded at home to access the team designs. This module walks students and their parents through loading Autodesk Fusion 360.  Success is determined by each student being able to login to the software.  This is the first step in their CAD knowledge and is required to be completed before all other modules. Hopefully this will be helpful to other teams who want to get started with Autodesk Fusion 360.  If anyone wants the original PowerPoint slides, etc., please let me know. Note: According to the Autodeck website, students must be 13 years old or older to signup to download Fustion 360.  My teams are mixed and I have some students younger than this.  According to Autodesk, they have TinkerCAD for the younger students.  I have logged a trouble ticket and am waiting for final resolution.  That said, I provide my students their first experience with using Fusion 360 once they are 13 years of age (due to Autodesk age restrictions on accounts).

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