Learn to create 3D Polyhedral connectors with Fusion 360

I will be leading a demonstration on how I create custom polyhedral connectors using Fusion360, as there seemed to be some interest in the process. This post is to gauge interest, figure out a time for the google meet, and vote on a shape for us to create. I was thinking like a Friday evening, but I’m extremely flexible on date and time. Who’s interested???

What shape do you like?

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  • B
  • C
  • D
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Friday, June 7th at 7pm eastern time.

Video call link: https://meet.google.com/uyu-hxxh-bfr

Here is a basic agenda and considerations for the session:

Considerations:

  • Downloading free polyhedral STL files vs. creating custom with Stella4d
  • How big do you want the end result to be?
  • Do you want it to be scalable?
  • What size screws will you be using and do you want them hidden?
  • Will this be a lamp or otherwise illuminated?

Agenda

  1. Create custom polyhedral in Stella4D, size appropriately and export STL file.
  2. Import into Fusion360 and covert mesh.
  3. Create connectors
  4. Export 3D print ready STL connector files.
  5. Create laser-ready polyhedral faces
  6. Export SVG faces from Fusion360 using Shaper Plugin

I am not a Fusion360 expert, and will try an explain things as I go so even beginners can follow along. I’m just going through my process, but keep in mind there may well be better ways to doings things. I’m hoping for an interactive session where participants ask questions.

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Thank you @pubultrastar for considering our interest, please count me in.
Please schedule whatever most can, and I will try to adjust around it, as my agenda is hectic.

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If I am home at the time, I will definitely want to attend, I have been learning Fusion 360 to make 3D models.

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Yes, I want in if it is where I can around work.

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Will you be recording it and putting it on YouTube as well?

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Any evening eastern time is good. Thanks Mike

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My only comment is, if you are doing a video for people to learn here, start simple. Don’t go more complicated than you need to to explain the process. I kind of like B because it looks the simplest, but I would suggest even something more basic than that, if it uses all of the same processes. Like, I teach math. If I just want someone to understand all of the steps of long division, I show them 391 divided by 17 (or 18 if I want to include remainders.) There is no need to teach someone how to do long division on 10175085 divided by 8314155. But, I also wouldn’t just teach them that 10 divided by 5 is 2 either.

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And that is the fly in the ointment. I’ve always had trouble when teaching other adults what is simple enough but still complicated enough. I mean yes, there is that sweet spot for every subject but it sure can be hard to find at times.
But that’s me, I’m confident @pubultrastar will come close to that sweet spot.

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Great idea!

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I’ve added additional details to the original post. Looking at possibly Friday, June 7th at 7pm eastern, depending on feedback here.

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That sounds wonderful. Thank you.

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Added to my calendar :smiley:

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Tonight, 7pm eastern. This is a reminder.

Video call link: https://meet.google.com/uyu-hxxh-bfr

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I just found out in the nick of time!

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stuck at work, sure hope you are recording this!!!

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We are/he is :slight_smile:

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Thanks for taking the time to share your process. I learned a lot and got ideas for future projects.

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Ack! Not sure how this didn’t get on my calendar. Sorry I missed it. I’m glad you recorded it and, look forward to watching!

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Thanks @pubultrastar for making it happen!

I look forward to catch the recorded version. At the time I was at the airport waiting for my daughter and grandaughter.

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