Are you a student with a passion for CNC technology and design? Get ready to showcase your Fusion 360 skills and unleash your creativity in our the CNC Student Design Challenge.

We want you to share your CNC creations, whether they are functional objects, artistic masterpieces, or practical tools. Let your imagination run wild! Show us how you use this technology to create amazing things.

This contest is an incredible opportunity for you to push the boundaries of CNC design. So, if you're excited to take your CNC projects to the next level, join us in this exciting competition.

If you are new to Fusion 360, know that is free to use for students and educators. Try it out today! Additionally, here is a course to learn Fusion 360 in 90 minutes to help you get started.

For additional help getting started or to take your skills to the next level, 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 other learning opportunities.

If you have never posted an Instructable before, please refer to the How to Write an Instructable class for guidance in writing a great Instructable.


To participate in this contest you must:

  • state the name of the school you attend in the introduction step of your project.
  • design and build something that uses or incorporates CNC technology.
  • use Fusion 360 as part of the design process.

Only   left to enter the CNC Student Design Challenge!

Grand Prize

19 Prizes

Grand Prize

One grand prize winner will receive:

  • $500 gift card

First Prize

Three First Prize winners will receive:

  • $300 gift card

Second Prize

Five Second Prize winners will receive:

  • $100 gift card

Runner Up

Ten Runner Ups will receive:

  • $50 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 Oct 9, 2023 and Jan 8, 2024 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select CNC 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.