In this course, students create a CO2 dragster that competes to win the title of “Champion.” The car must meet competition specifications and be designed to meet the variety of forces that affect motion and velocity. Weight, wind drag, and impact are all factors that will influence performance. Students use Autodesk® Fusion 360™ to design and test as many factors as possible, improving their chances for success.
To build on the CO2 car project, students work as team to design and create a manual fourth-axis fixture that indexes every 90 degrees, allowing students to cut and machine all four sides of the car if necessary.
Finally, students can expand their CAD/CAM skills by exploring one or more of the assignments created for this project. It’s a great opportunity to refine skills and work toward becoming an Autodesk® Fusion 360™ Certified User.
After completing this course, you will be able to:
• Move the various gauges to check the CAD model.
• Apply an appearance override to the model.
• Modify events in the timeline.
• Generate a video of the animation.
• Create an exploded view of the assembly.
• Load and dry run the program and machine the part.