Thanks, Andrew at UVa Scholars’ Lab in Alderman Library, for the really fun Fusion 360 tutorial!

Thanks, Andrew at UVa Scholars’ Lab in Alderman Library, for the really fun Fusion 360 tutorial!

I learned that Autodesk Fusion 360 Personal is free for students or hobbyists like me.

I have been using TinkerCAD by Autodesk for several years as I helped elementary school students investigate the wonders of 3D drawing and printing, but I have been away from it for a while. I had no idea that I would be able to try out Fusion 360 on my home computer and work through all the online tutorials that they provide. What a treasure!

The couple hours tutorial by Andrew at the UVa Scholars’ Lab was priceless.

A lot to learn, but this was a great start.

Next steps

I am planning visit the Scholars’ Lab on a regular basis to learn from those more experienced in 3D printing, but I always enjoy a book that is filled with screen shots and lots of information. At the very least, it will will sit there and remind me to get back to my learning. I can’t say this enough – This project is going to take a while!