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Hours to complete

Approx. 8 hours to complete

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Subtitles: English
Specialization
100% online

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Advanced Level

Advanced Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 8 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Waterjet Program

Most retail production quad and multirotor chassis are made of flat plates of carbon fiber or injection molded plastic. Flat plates of composite materials are often cut on a machine that uses high pressure water and abrasives. This allows you to cut almost any material without introducing heat, which could affect its structure and properties. In this week's lessons, we'll explore how to setup and validate a 2D waterjet cut on a quadcopter chassis....
Reading
20 videos (Total 72 min), 7 readings, 2 quizzes
Video20 videos
Get the software50s
Week 1 overview30s
Starting an FPV drone chassis design6m
FPV drone chassis layout6m
Creating the base solid of a drone chassis8m
Sketching the mass removal areas5m
Mass removal from chassis9m
Filleting sharp corners3m
Creating a 2D cutting CAM setup3m
Defining a waterjet cutting toolpath9m
Simulating a waterjet cut4m
Outputting a numerical control file2m
Updating a parametric design2m
Practice exercise 1 video introduction28s
Practice exercise 1 solution2m
Practice exercise 2 video introduction32s
Practice exercise 2 solution1m
Practice exercise 3 video introduction29s
Practice exercise 3 solution1m
Reading7 readings
Waterjet program resources10m
About discussion forum10m
Online learning communities and social media10m
Practice exercise 110m
Practice exercise 2 instructions10m
Practice exercise 3 instructions10m
Week 1 challenge exercise10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Pre-course questions10m
Week 1 quiz10m
Week
2
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Propeller Program

Autodesk® Fusion 360™ is capable of much more complex CNC programs beyond a 2D cut. We explore some of the advanced functionality by creating toolpaths on a propeller to explore multi-axis machining. ...
Reading
17 videos (Total 55 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
Video17 videos
Creation of a CNC mill setup3m
Creating 2D toolpaths6m
Creating a drill and tap toolpath6m
Simulating a CNC program2m
Removing large material with adaptive toolpaths5m
Machining fine details with a 3D pencil toolpath5m
Creating multi-axis toolpaths4m
Tracing a complex edge with multi-axis contour3m
Machining a propeller blade with multi-axis flow4m
Update a CAM program with model changes2m
Practice exercise 1 video introduction30s
Practice exercise 1 solution2m
Practice exercise 2 video introduction33s
Practice exercise 2 solution1m
Practice exercise 3 video introduction28s
Practice exercise 3 solution2m
Reading5 readings
Propeller program resources10m
Practice exercise 1 instructions10m
Practice exercise 2 instructions10m
Practice exercise 3 instructions10m
Week 2 challenge exercise10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Week 2 quiz10m
Week
3
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Quadcopter Assembly

You finally have a complete design and all the parts in hand, now what? This stage of the process can be a rather large task the first time through. From complex wiring, cable management, and overall assembly, we will step through the process. Even if you aren’t designing and building your own quadcopter, this is great information to have for when you do....
Reading
15 videos (Total 46 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
Video15 videos
Airframes2m
Component tray54s
Flight Controllers2m
Power distribution boards3m
Controllers and receivers1m
Electronic speed controller2m
Motors and propellers3m
Video transmission and remote viewing4m
Tools and supplies2m
Assembly of the motors and camera2m
Populating the component tray10m
Connect the motors and the video TX module4m
Securing wires and installing propellers3m
Installing the battery and power up test2m
Reading5 readings
Quadcopter Assembly resources10m
Practice exercise 110m
Practice exercise 210m
Practice exercise 310m
Week 3 challenge exercise10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Week 3 quiz10m
Week
4
Hours to complete
5 hours to complete

Setup and Test Flights

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Reading
7 videos (Total 44 min), 8 readings, 3 quizzes
Video7 videos
LibrePilot overview5m
Running the vehicle setup wizard10m
Running the transmitter setup wizard4m
Setting up the camera tilt servo8m
Test flight7m
Test flight recap6m
Reading8 readings
Setup and test flights resources10m
Practice exercise 110m
Practice exercise 210m
Practice exercise 310m
Week 4 challenge exercise10m
Challenge 110m
Challenge 210m
Challenge 310m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Week 4 quiz10m
Course assessment20m

About Autodesk

Today's challenges will be solved by tomorrow's designers. That's why Autodesk gives students, educators, and educational institutions free access to our design software, creativity apps, and learning resources. A market leader for more than 30 years, Autodesk offers the broadest and deepest portfolio of products in the design world. Autodesk helps people imagine, design and create a better world. Everyone—from design professionals, engineers and architects to digital artists, students and hobbyists—uses Autodesk software to unlock their creativity and solve important challenges....

About the CAD and Digital Manufacturing Specialization

The future of making is here, bringing with it radical changes in the way things are designed, made, and used. And it’s disrupting every industry. With the right knowledge and tools, this disruption is your opportunity—whether you're an entrepreneur, designer, or engineer. Today’s dominant technology trends—cloud computing, mobile technology, social connection, and collaboration—are driving businesses and consumers alike to explore profoundly different ways to design, make, and use things. This kind of industry transformation has happened before, but the pace of change is now much faster. In today’s competitive landscape, anyone can be an innovator—and it’s all about who innovates first. Through this specialization, you will learn the foundations of product innovation and digital manufacturing while developing your technical skills within Autodesk® Fusion 360™....
CAD and Digital Manufacturing

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

  • Visit this page to learn how to download Fusion 360 and to learn about the Autodesk Education license terms.

    http://www.autodesk.com/products/fusion-360/students-teachers-educators?mktvar002=702476&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_source=other&utm_campaign=amer-edu-aex-fy18-fusion-360-acquisition&utm_id=702476&rid=

  • Fusion 360 is available for free to all users as a 30-day trial version. A free, 1-year startup license is also available for hobbyists, enthusiasts, makers, and emerging businesses that make less than $100k in revenue per year. After one year, you can reselect the startup entitlement or transition to a commercial entitlement.

    Professionals earning more than $100k annually can purchase a Fusion 360 subscription as an annual or monthly license. For more information, visit the Fusion 360 subscribe page: https://www.autodesk.com/products/fusion-360/subscribe?plc=F360B&term=1-YEAR&support=ADVANCED&quantity=1

  • Fusion 360 is both Mac and PC compatible. System requirements can be found here: https://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/fusion-360/troubleshooting/caas/sfdcarticles/sfdcarticles/System-requirements-for-Autodesk-Fusion-360.html

  • Installation support for Fusion 360 can be found in the Autodesk Knowledge Network: https://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/fusion-360/troubleshooting/caas/sfdcarticles/sfdcarticles/How-does-Fusion-360-get-installed.html

  • The Autodesk Fusion 360 gallery is a great resource for design inspiration. With Fusion 360, file sharing is easy. Follow the instructions for sharing a file in Fusion 360 and share your design in the gallery.

    Instructions: https://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/fusion-360/troubleshooting/caas/sfdcarticles/sfdcarticles/How-to-share-a-Fusion-360-design.html

    Gallery: https://gallery.autodesk.com/fusion360/projects#filters=%5B%5D&sort=popularityDescending

  • The Autodesk Certified User program offers students an opportunity to validate their Fusion 360 skills to prepare for professional careers in design and engineering. The certification exam is offered through 14,000 Certiport Testing Centers, and is available to students, educators, and professionals. To learn more about the Autodesk Certified user certification, visit www.certiport.com/acu.

  • Autodesk offers several programs that provide opportunities for developing your Fusion 360 skills. Earn recognition from industry pros through Autodesk Design for Industry challenges. The Design for Industry challenges are offered several times per year and are a great way to apply your software and design skills and develop your portfolio. For more information, visit https://academy.autodesk.com/design-for-industry.

    If you are ready to learn new skills, build important relationships, and gain practical experience, then it’s time to embark on your path to becoming an Autodesk Student Expert. Start by entering the Student Expert Orientation: https://academy.autodesk.com/student-expert-network.

  • Yes, you do have the option to audit the courses in this specialization. Please note you must audit each course individually.

    When you audit a course: • You'll be able to see most of the course materials for free, but you won't be able to submit assignments or get grades for your work. • You won't be able to submit assignments for feedback or a grade. • You won't get a Course or Specialization Certificate.

    Visit the Coursera Help Center to learn more about auditing a course: https://learner.coursera.help/hc/en-us/articles/209818613

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