Robotics Education & Competition Foundation
Online Challenges

VRC High School - “Make It Real” CAD Engineering Online Challenge Sponsored by Autodesk

Autodesk is dedicated to preparing the next generation of tinkerers, makers, designers, and engineers to lead in the future of work. Their technologies allow students to turn ideas and innovations into reality. Have you ever wanted to design and make a new part for a robot that improves its functionality or overcomes an existing problem? Entries for this challenge will use Autodesk 3D design software to conceptualize and model a new robot component.

Choose a robot (VEX, FIRST, BEST, or any other robot you like that performs an interesting task), and design a new part for it that adds new functionality and solves a real-world design issue. To help you succeed, access to Autodesk® Fusion 360™, Autodesk® Inventor®, or Tinkercad™ is available at no charge to students. All are easy to learn through lessons and videos available in the Autodesk Design Academy. Note that parts you create in this challenge may be used in the VEX U competition, but not in VRC.