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Make It Real CAD Engineering Challenge Sponsored by Autodesk ®

Have you ever wanted a particular 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. To make it even more exciting, you will also have the option to compete for a “bonus prize” by 3D printing your custom part! Note that your 3D printed part from this online challenge may be used in the VEX U competition, but not in VRC or VIQC.

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!


Precision Mount for the V5 Vision Sensor


Team 5327B is proud to present the Precision Mount system for the V5 Vision Sensor.

The Precision Mount system is designed to enable robust and accurate aiming of the Vision Sensor for all kinds of competitive robotics applications. This component has been designed to make it as easy as possible to integrate a Vision Sensor with any kind of robot. Enjoy!

Full writeup is attached as PDF.

(The vision sensor file didn't upload no matter how many different ways we tried so we have uploaded it's step file.)

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9364A: V5 Cable Control Platform


Although the V5 System is still new to many teams, the V5 Cable Control Platform will revolutionize programming and charging V5 robots so that ultimately it saves teams time and money by protecting the charging/programming cables.

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The Power of the Nautilus Gear!


     The Nautilus gear is not like any other gear. in this years compition the gole s to flip caps, place caps on post, gain king of the hill, and hit flags with balls. Team 9078A robot is in the rebuilding stage to improve the robot by having a ball launcher powered the nautilus gear and a lif with a 1 to 5 gear ratio.




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VEX Wire Holder


Did you ever had to face any problems because of loose wires? If you did, I made the best piece for VEX Robotics to satisfy you. Check out the new VEX Wire Holder.

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