AUTODESK FUSION 360: INTRO & BASIC 3D DESIGN | Grades 7-12 | July 25-29 | Cost $220

Offered the week of July 25-29 from 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm. Maximum 8 campers.

Students will learn to create basic parts, and learn how their designs are fabricated through 3D printing. Students will learn to work with sketches, geometries, and 3d shapes. Read more details here .




Jul 25 - 29 2022


12:30 pm - 3:00 pm


Robotics And Beyond Office
46 Bridge Street, New Milford, CT 06776

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Autodesk Fusion 360: Introduction and basic skills


Grades 7-12 or by permission. Summer camps, 1 to 2 hour, multi-day classes, and 1-day workshops. Inquire about online options.

Students will learn the basic functions of Fusion 360 to create sketches, geometries, and 3d shapes and original designs, and learn how their models are fabricated through 3D printing. Fusion 360 is Autodesk’s flagship mechanical design software, with design, machining, rendering, and blueprinting software all in one, cloud enabled package. Fusion 360 offers a free 3-year license to students and is our best recommendation for exploring and growing career skills in 3D modeling.


We hope to allow each student to choose one model to be printed by Robotics And Beyond and picked up in New Milford or mailed to the home. This is not certain and will depend on the availability of our 3D printer for the camp or class.


Learn more about Autodesk Fusion 360




- Experience with Robotics And Beyond class using Tinkercad or experience with any 3D modeling software such as Sketchup, Blender or Solidworks. Tinkercad will allow the easiest transition to Fusion 360.


Optional but highly recommended for use of Fusion 360 at home:


- An Autodesk Fusion 360 account: (We will send you a tutorial on how to get an account with autodesk)

- A suitable computer: Computers will be provided for in-person classes but students may bring their own laptop. We encourage students to continue work with the software at home after the camp. Either a PC or MAC with at least 4GB RAM is needed, or preferably 8GB. Chromebooks will not work with Fusion 360. A dedicated graphics card is not necessary. If your computer runs any application or game with graphics like Minecraft, Blender or Sketchup then it should work well with Fusion 360. Computers purchased after 2014 will generally be fine.

- An installation of Fusion 360: We will send a tutorial on installing Fusion 360, which is free for students and hobbyists alike. You will get a free three year license allowing your student to continue using Fusion beyond our classroom.

- Internet Access: Fusion 360 does not rely on a browser but it needs online access to Autodesk’s cloud resources.


Introduction to Robotics using LEGO NXT or LEGO EV3


Grades 3-6 & 7-12. 1-day workshops, or multi-day classes and week long summer camp, 2 hours/class. In-person only.

Build a robot and learn fundamentals of programming and robotics engineering with LEGO’s programmable NXT or EV3 robotics system of controller, motors, sensors and Mindstorms software. The use of NXT or EV3 system will depend on the student’s age and experience. Students will work in pairs but exceptions may be allowed to work alone. Once students accomplish required tasks and simpler challenges, they can choose from higher level challenges or build a more complex robot of their own design or one provided by the instructors. Depending on availability, students may also be able to use robots to solve FIRST LEGO League competition missions. The final class will include optional robot battles within a 4 foot arena ring where students test mechanical design and programming strategies against each other.


Learn about LEGO Mindstorms

Learn more about EV3 and NXT

Tinkercad - Introduction to 3D modeling and 3D printing


Grades 3-12 or by permission. 1-day workshops, or 1 to 2 hour sessions in multi-day classes and week long summer camps. In-person or Online.

Tinkercad is a great way for students interested in 3D modeling and design to get a feel for what working in a 3D environment is like! Tinkercad is a free, introductory educational software created by engineering software company Autodesk. Tinkercad runs in your browser so it requires no software download and allows you to create an account and save your projects. Students will learn how to create, dimension, combine, and customize pre-generated and custom drawn geometric shapes to create basic models, parts, and inventions. Tinkercad has many other fun uses like electronics and “brick building.” Tinkercad is also the perfect start for moving up to Autodesk Fusion 360, which is our choice for teaching higher levels of 3D modeling, product design, mechanical design and making prototypes. Each student can choose one suitable model to be printed by Robotics And Beyond and picked up in New Milford or mailed to the home.




- Computer access (Windows, Mac, or Chromebook all work!)
- Access to Google Chrome (other browsers may work but Chrome is what we base our classes on, so certain aspects may differ on Safari, Firefox, Edge, etc.)
- An Autodesk Tinkercad account (a tutorial for making the account will be sent to parents before classes begin)


Learn more about Tinkercad

Tinkercad Wikipedia

Engineering and Design Challenges


Grades 3-6. Offered as 1 to 1.5 hour sessions in week long summer camps or after school and weekend workshops. In-person only.

Using basic materials or LEGOs, students will be given a variety of challenges and then design and build solutions for them. The challenges may be structural, functional or simply artistic, but the focus will be on coming up with original ideas, discovery and aesthetics, as well as solving the problem given by the challenge. Working alone, in pairs or as a group, students will be encouraged to let their curiosity and imagination lead them to create innovative designs for each challenge.