You have actually learned quite a bit in the first 13 lessons, and now we are ready to bring it all together in an interesting project. In this lesson, we will show you how to build a dimmable LED. You will read values from a potentiometer, and then based on what value you read, you will set the brightness of the LED. This is a really cool little project, and will no doubt get you thinking about bigger and better things. If you want to follow along at home, you can order the Arduino Kit we are using HERE.
In this lesson we introduce the concept of creating tools in Fusion 360. It is sometimes easier to design a cutting tool, and then use that tool to create a hole in a 3D model. This is an important lesson and has a really powerful design method. Enjoy!
The Fusion 360 timeline is a very powerful tool that allows you to effectively edit 3D models. Instead of trying to undesign some feature in your model, use the timeline to go back in time and change your original step. It is critical to understand this tool as your models become more complex. Enjoy!
In this tutorial we give step-by-step instructions on how to design stacked herringbone gears. We then assemble these gears into a gearbox. This can be repeated to create some very impressive gear ratios. The designs are suitable for 3d printers, and we have printed these gear boxes on both the Prusa and Raise3d printers.