Join Autodesk Fusion 360 Students on Discord to take part in upcoming live events.

We want to see how you use Fusion 360 and digital fabrication to bring your project to reality. Any computer controlled machine is acceptable, be it a 3D printer, laser cutter, CNC machine, embroidery machine, or other machine not mentioned. So design your entire project, or a necessary component for it in Fusion 360, then make that design real.

For this contest, projects need to utilize Fusion 360 as part of the design process then fabricate those designs using any computer controlled machine.


  • Open to students currently enrolled in a secondary or post-secondary institution.
  • All entries MUST share school entrant is currently attending in the introductory step.
  • All entries MUST use Fusion 360 in their design.
  • Submissions must be entered between May 23, 2022, and Jul 18, 2022 (11:59pm PT).


Join us on Discord to receive the following benefits:

  • Answers to all your contest and Fusion 360 related questions.
  • Learn from other contestants and Autodesk staff while designing a fun project.
  • Fusion 360 workshops and office hours provided to facilitate learning:
  • Introduction to Fusion 360, Generative Design Workshop, Workspaces Q&A, reviews, & work parties.

If you have never posted an Instructable before, please refer to the How to Write an Instructable guide for more information. See examples of previous Fusion 360 Student Design Contest entrants here for more inspiration, and read the Official Rules below for futher details.

The Digital Fabrication Student Design Challenge is closed.

Grand Prize

22 Prizes

Grand Prize

One Grand Prize Winner will receive:

  • $500 Amazon Digital Gift Card

First Prize

Three First Prize Winners will receive:

  • $300 Amazon Digital Gift Card

Second Prize

Five Second Prize Winners will receive:

  • $100 Amazon Digital Gift Card

San Jose State University Judges Prize

Three Entrants from San Jose State University will receive:

  • $300 Amazon Gift Card

Runner Up

Ten Runner Up Prize Winners will receive:

  • $50 Amazon Digital Gift Card
How It Works

Write an Instructable

Create a new Instructable that fits the guidelines outlined in the contest description above. To be eligible, Instructables must be published between May 23, 2022 and Jul 18, 2022 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Digital Fabrication Student Design Challenge. If you have entries currently eligible for entry, it will also show up by clicking "Enter this Contest" on the right side of this page.


Entries are accepted by Instructables staff within one business day Monday - Friday. What matters is the submission time, not acceptance time.


A panel of judges made up of Instructables staff and respected members of the community rate the finalists. The averages of the ratings determine the winners.


When the winners are decided they will be notified and announced here on the contest page.