VEX Custom Part Creation

Fusion 360Inventor
11-15 hours
Design a custom part for a VEX robot in Autodesk Inventor or Autodesk Fusion 360.

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Cheyenne Central High School
Engineering Design Instructor

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Think like an engineer: Design a custom part for a VEX robot

A key aspect of design innovation involves the ability to analyze existing design solutions to determine areas for improvement with respect to factors such as enhanced functionality, aesthetics, ease of operation, reduction of manufacturing costs through smart material choices, and reduction of required parts.


Get creative with design in class

In this project you will engage in new product development by exploring ways to create a higher performing VEX robot that’s a more formidable opponent in the robotics competition arena.  You will model and test your best design in Autodesk Inventor and Autodesk Fusion 360 software and experiment with rapid prototyping using technology like 3D printing or laser cutting to produce a prototype of your custom part.

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Design a custom part for a VEX robot in Autodesk Inventor and Fusion 360.

Lesson Plan

  • Lesson Plan 327.69 KB

Direct Modeling

  • Step-by-Step Guide_Direct Modeling.docx 24.32 KB
  • Direct Modeling 29 MB
  • DirectModeling_Overview.mp4 19.48 MB PREVIEW
  • DirectModeling_Video01.mp4 9.92 MB PREVIEW
  • DirectModeling_Video02.mp4 20.71 MB PREVIEW
  • DirectModeling_Video03.mp4 18.7 MB PREVIEW
  • DirectModeling_Video04.mp4 24.66 MB PREVIEW
  • DirectModeling_Video05.mp4 15.46 MB PREVIEW
  • DirectModeling_Video06.mp4 48.28 MB PREVIEW
  • DirectModeling_Summary.mp4 22.19 MB PREVIEW

Free Form Modeling

  • Step-by-Step Guide_Free Form Modeling.docx 25.29 KB
  • Free Form Modeling 68.36 MB
  • FreeForm_Overview.mp4 29.23 MB PREVIEW
  • FreeForm_Video01.mp4 25.32 MB PREVIEW
  • FreeForm_Video02.mp4 20.97 MB PREVIEW
  • FreeForm_Video03.mp4 41.49 MB PREVIEW
  • FreeForm_Video04.mp4 15 MB PREVIEW
  • FreeForm_Video05.mp4 22.78 MB PREVIEW
  • FreeForm_Video06.mp4 26.25 MB PREVIEW
  • FreeForm_Summary.mp4 16.26 MB PREVIEW

Parametric Modeling

  • Step-by-Step Guide_Parametric Modeling.docx 26.18 KB
  • 190.6 MB
  • ParametricModeling_Overview.mp4 6.09 MB PREVIEW
  • ParametricModeling_Video01.mp4 8.41 MB PREVIEW
  • ParametricModeling_Video02.mp4 7.73 MB PREVIEW
  • ParametricModeling_Video03.mp4 7.74 MB PREVIEW
  • ParametricModeling_Video04.mp4 4.57 MB PREVIEW
  • ParametricModeling_Video05.mp4 4.95 MB PREVIEW
  • ParametricModeling_Video06.mp4 7.21 MB PREVIEW
  • ParametricModeling_Video07.mp4 20.75 MB PREVIEW
  • ParametricModeling_Video08.mp4 14.81 MB PREVIEW
  • ParametricModeling_Video09.mp4 19.64 MB PREVIEW
  • ParametricModeling_Summary.mp4 8.33 MB PREVIEW