Upcoming live Discord event on Aug 4th from 4-5 PM:
How-To Instructable Workshop

Summer is here! It’s time for beach days, camping trips, cookouts, relaxing at home, and of course design!

We want to see your design for a new innovative product using Fusion 360, for whatever activity you're looking forward to this summer. Your design should help you get the most out of your summer fun!

Join us on Discord to receive the following benefits:

• Answers to all of 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:
▫ Intro to Fusion Workshop: July 8th, 1-2 PM
▫ Intermediate Fusion Workshop: July 14th, 4-5 PM
▫ Mid-term Review Session: July 21st, 1-2 PM
▫ Rendering Workshopw: July 29th, 4-5 PM
▫ How-To Instructable Workshop: Aug 4th, 4-5 PM


1. Open to students attending high school, college and university in California.
2. All entries MUST use Fusion 360 in their design.
3. Submissions must be entered between Jun 28, 2021 and Aug 23, 2021 (11:59pm PT).
4. All entries require a passcode which can be found through your institution or the Discord channel (linked above).

Looking for summer design inspiration? Check out this collection of projects to get started. If you have never posted an Instructable before, please refer to the How to Write an Instructable guide for more information.

The Summer Fun: Student Design Challenge is closed.

Grand Prize


Grand Prize

One Grand Prize Winner will receive:

First Prize

Three First Prize Winners will receive:

Second Prize

Five Second Prize Winners will receive:

Runner Up

Ten Runner Up Prize Winners will receive:

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 Jun 28, 2021 and Jul 26, 2021 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Summer Fun: 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.