Technical assistants to the CEO, Arthur Harsuvanakit and Lucas Prokopiak, are working on a gift for the Autodesk CEO staff. Each year, Autodesk CEO, Carl Bass, designs, makes, and uses something that leverages our latest products. As they have done for the past few years, Carl, Arthur, and Lucas are using Fusion 360 to make this year's gift. What is it? Tune in closer to the holidays to find out.
Our team has hosted interns for the past few summers:
- Three Summer Interns Collaborate Using Fusion 360 and A360
- YouTube: Autodesk Fusion 360 Interns: How I Spent my Summer Vacation at Pier 9
- Summer Interns Imagined, Designed, and Created a Mechanical Octopus using Fusion 360
- Summer Intern Uses Fusion 360 and Project Dreamcatcher to Imagine, Design, and Create a Cool-Looking Chair
This summer will be no exception:
|Brice Dudley is majoring in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford. He will graduate in May 2018. He was a key member of a 4-person team that designed, made, and used a Two Towers Project — a tower system to transport multiple buckets of Ping-Pong balls within specific constraints, and a pinball machine with working mechanical parts built out of foam cord, hot glue, tape, dowels, string, and marbles. And similar to our previous interns' Handtriloquist glove, he designed, built, and helped code an exoskeleton robotic arm to help research rehabilitation methods for stroke patients. He also helped engineer a haptic bicep curl machine.
|Jack Reinke is majoring in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Florida. He will graduate in May 2020. He was the leader of a 3-person team that created the first carbon fiber composite fly fishing reel and has a patent application in progress. Jack has been using Autodesk Inventor since 8th grade. His high school had a large engineering lab that allowed him to use CNC mills, lathes, laser cutters, and 3D printers. Jack will start his internship fully versed in Fusion 360 as he will have been using it for almost a year.
As Carl, Arthur, and Lucas are using every waking moment to put the finishing touches on this year's gift, Arthur and Lucas had the idea that some of the early prototyping for the holiday gift could be done during the summer. So June 2017 might indeed be the month to start working on the December 2017 gift. It will once again be another summer of fabrication but with a winter's theme.
Fabrication planning is alive in the lab.