Introduction: Fusion 360 Skateboard
Hello! In this Instructable, I will show you how to create a basic skateboard in Autodesk Fusion 360. Also, please note that these drawings are not scaled for a full size skateboard, they are scaled for a design.
You will need a Autodesk Fusion 360 subscription, and a device capable of running Fusion 360. I use the hobbyist/personal subscription, so some functions I use may be different if you run Windows or a different subscription.
Step 1: Get Started
To get started, open up Fusion 360 and create a new design.
Step 2: Create the Deck
I used a two-point rectangle, with dimensions of 100 millimeters by 30 millimeters. I created it on the top plane, not on the front plane as the picture suggests.
Step 3: Extrude the Deck
I extruded the deck by 5.00 millimeters, for the purpose of this design. If this were to be built in reality, it would be much thicker.
Step 4: Create Ends of the Deck
If you watch the video above, I have a quick video that walks you through how to create the deck.
To start create two center point circles, that are at the edge of your rectangle. They should be 30.00 mm in diameter. Then extrude them so they cut out the shape of the circle in the deck. After that, create two more 30.00 mm circles in the same places as the original circles you just extruded. Now extrude those so that they are 5.00 mm thick. There you go! You have the deck of your skateboard!
Step 5: Adding Wheels
If you watch the video above, I have a quick video that walks you through how to create the wheels.
To build the wheels, you create two 10.00 mm center-point circles that are an equal distance away from the edge. I then extruded my wheels to 11 mm. Then I cut them back down by 7 mm, to create 4 mm wheels. Then I moved them so they sat under the skateboard. I did the same thing to the other side, as shown in the video.
Step 6: Adding a Fillet to the Edges of the Deck
If you would like to know how to add a fillet to your skateboard deck*, watch the video above.
*Note: When you fillet the deck, you may need to adjust the wheels based on where the wheels sit under the deck.
Step 7: Wheel Axles
In the video above, I show how to create wheel axles. I used a cylinder, then I extruded the cylinder, moved it the proper position, and adjusted the cylinder to size. I let the axle stick out a little bit from the wheel for looks, but that choice is up to you.
Step 8: You're Done!!
Thank you for reading my Instructable! I hope that you enjoyed this Instructable, and I appreciate you reading this Instructable! Do note, that this is a very basic skateboard, and it can be customized/modified in many different ways.
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