Every year for the last 5 years or so my family participates in a 25 mile bike ride on Antelope Island located in the middle of the Great Salt Lake. The bike ride is titled "Antelope by Moonlight". The ride starts at 10 pm and people are encouraged to dress up and decorate their bikes. The last 3 years we have participated in the costume contest. We won last year with a "Despicable Me" theme. I wanted to up the ante this year and the bike ride had a theme of Back to the future to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the release of the film and since 2015 was the Year Marty and DOC travel to in the second film. Like I said, If you're gonna build a time machine into a car, why not do it with some style? That's what I set off to do, turn my bike trailer into a time machine capable of hitting 88 MPH and "If my calculations are correct, when this baby hits 88 miles per hour... you're gonna see some serious shit." Though it never hit 88 MPG, I think I nailed it when it came to style.
Why does this matter to you? Well the design of my Delorean Bike trailer started off in Fusion 360. Check out my design on the Fusion360 Gallery. https://fusion360.autodesk.com/projects/delorean-_bike-trailer.
If you haven't yet tried Fusion360, the Freeform modeling is "Heavy"! As I was discussing my design with some of my Fusion360 Colleagues, getting some modeling tips, they said you really should create an Instructable once you build it. If you haven't heard of Instructables then this post is your chance.
Instructables, it's a community of makers. You build, bake, and create amazing things, then share your projects and ideas with the world. It's boils down to 3 steps:
- Make something and document the process as you go.
- Create a new Instructable that explains what you made with text, images, video, and files.
- Publish your project to the web.
Here are a few things I found to be pretty "Heavy" when I was creating my Instructable on my Delorean Bike trailer. (check it out) http://www.instructables.com/id/Back-to-the-Future-Bike-Trailer/
- It has an App for your IOS, Android, and Windows devices. I don't know about you but every project I create in shot with photos form my iPhone. You can also start in on your tablet or smart phone and finish it on your computer.
- You can tie it to your Autodesk ID.
- The DIY (Do it yourself) posts are categorized and in groups. Things like technology, crafts, food,& costumes to name few.
- You can create a customized feed bases on you interest and get email updates based on those interests.
- Easy searching for project ideas.
- There are always contest you can enter. http://www.instructables.com/contest
So for all you makers out there share your ideas or get inspired by other using Autodesk Instructables.
Good night,future boy!
- Travis @travis36evans