Fidget Nut & Bolt

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Fidget Nut & Bolt by Saint_Pauls_School Oct 19, 2016

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Lesson Plan for Nut and Bolt for Fidgeters 30mm wide x 65mm high. 20 x 2.5 threads designed in Fusion 360.

Print Settings

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Must be printed with high resolution setting. Threads will have better tolerances and work smoothly.


Add a little lip balm or wax to threads if they squeak!

How I Designed This

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Overview and Background


Great STEAM Project for Middle School, and an easy first project for learning Fusion 360. Students will learn the basic tools in Fusion to create a nut and bolt that may also be a fidget toy. The project fosters learning of Geometry, Simple Machines, Metals and Materials, and Engineering. The Art component comes with adding decals, backgrounds, or rendering in Fusion.

Rendered nut and bolt in brass

Photos will follow the contour of the design

Lesson Plan and Activity

Fusion 360 Tutorial

Lesson Plan

See video for step by step tutorial

Materials Needed

Tech requirements for Fusion 360

Windows 64 Bit or Mac computer or laptop. There is a mobile app, but it is only for sharing and markup.

Duration of Lesson

50-60 Minutes


Set up an Autodesk Fusion 360 Education Account

Rubric and Assessment


This project is designed so all students will be successful. If they follow the steps, everyone will have an identical design that will print well. Design Rubric attached.


Teaching Fusion 360 in Middle School

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