First designs from my students of Fusion 360 online course

On April 11st, 2020 I launched the Fusion 360 Basic online course in Spanish. My students tell me that I should call it “Essential” instead of Basic because it is very complete and the only thing it has about basic is that it starts from scratch. Following the link above you can see in detail in Spanish what it contains.

The course has a very good reception and also very nice comments. I am not going to include testimonials because I never believed much the testimonials that one finds in websites. You can check the Fusion 360 public Telegram group in Spanish, look for “curso” an read real comments written there, or enter and ask and the students in the group will reply with direct feedback. I have to disclaim I am not the owner of the Telegram group, but I help to administer it.

Since we work in the course with a Discord channel for students and two weekly group classes, I can see the progress as the students share doubts, achieved outcomes and the most interesting: the objects they start to design on their own based on needs (typical spare parts of objects at home during confinement) or ideas they have.

This post is to show some of them, after two course weeks (less for some of them), because I am very satisfied to see this great and positive evolution.

Course models and variations

The ship

The ship is a model created for the course and used as final activity in three of the units: solid creation, solid modification and render.

This is the final result that I propose through the solved activities. There are some inset panels but it is subtle.

Práctica nave tema 8 Render Fusion 360

And now comes the variations from students in different stages of the course. Those who have smooth surfaces belong to the end of the first unit about solid creation, and the others to more advanced units.

Other course models

In the course there are 12 activities with statement and solution, and in addition challenges that I am adding as an extra activity based on interesting concepts that I see for them to work.

An example of activity is the Ender 3 fan cover developed at the end of the Sketch unit. But there is also the pencil holder and other objects that appear in the videos and are not part of activities.

Students own designs

And now comes the most exciting part for me as a teacher, their own designs. Usually arisen from their own needs, many of them are replicas of broken parts that they later on 3D print.

There are many different things: key holders, tube parts and other attachments, screws form a toy house, pencil holders with name, a wrench, parts copied with a 3D printer, etc.

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Conclusion

So this is the best marketing of the course: to see what students are doing is a good sign that the course is fruitful. And the work it took me to build it, not trivial at all, plus the day to day follow-up is really worth it.

If you want to know more about the course you can check the page with all the details, with a video showing the platform included, by pushing the button below.

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