This is Tutorial #6 in the Selfie Ring Light Tutorial series.
If you have not yet completed the previous SRL tutorials, you can find them listed here. (Seriously finish them first. You’ll be soconfused)
In the previous tutorial, you built the back cover of the Selfie Ring Light, and finalised the layout and component placement.
In this tutorial, we finish all the remaining features of the design.
In this Fusion 360 tutorial, you’ll see step-by-step how to model a simple USB charger. You can follow the same sketch and make this exact device. If you have a USB charger nearby, try sketching, measuring and modelling that one too.
In this part we’ll add the mirror’s handle into the same sketch.
Q: Wait, why are we still sketching? When do we create something solid? A: It is often better to use one sketch for several features.
It keeps the timeline short and easy to understand.
Big Tip: The line tool has a secret – you can draw straight lines AND curves with it!
This beginner Fusion 360 tutorial takes you step by step through drawing, posing, and rendering a real object – an IKEA IKORNNES mirror. (To work “backwards” from a finished product is called “Reverse Engineering”)
You will often need to “copy” a physical object back into the digital world:
New designs always need to coexist with other components; hardware, fasteners, electronics, even mobile phones. (Even if only a box, it helps to have a digital model of what goes inside) Having those components in your design helps ensure that everything fits and works together.
By following this tutorial, you will;
Improve your experience and confidence with Fusion 360.
Learn how to make a design with multiple components and joints.
Learn some tricks to make using Fusion 360 easier.
Be inspired to use some of these techniques in your own designs.BIG BIG TIP: If anything goes wrong, Undo will get you out of trouble!
(‘Ctrl+Z’ or ‘Command+Z’)