Rhino in Education

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Need Rhino Testing?

Rhino Testing is available to Academic Rhino Proctors.

For more information on the Rhino testing and on becoming an ARP see here.

Download a Rhino Testing brochure …


Added by Mary Fugier on March 14, 2017 at 3:09pm — No Comments

Basic Layouts for the Rhino classroom; Architectural & Mechanical plus a new model and Layout with Cutting List

Mechanical and Architectural Models, Layouts, and Sample Border and Title blocks.

New Cabinet Model with a Layout and Cutting List

      Downloadable files

1 How to documents

2 Sample models

3 Sample titles and borders



Added by Bob Koll on February 7, 2017 at 10:00am — No Comments

384 members and continuing to grow.

This is getting to be popular all around the world.  Thanks for those of you who are 'talking it up'.  This is a good way to add members.  Add some photos, post a tutorial, or classroom activities to the page.   

Thanks.........  bk

Added by Bob Koll on October 26, 2016 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Bowman Fab Lab U-tube Channel

Some good stuff here:  Bowman Lab Link

I think all of you should commit to making some video tutorials.  Save them on your own 'channel' at Utube, Vimeo, or wherever.

AND:    If you make it, share it, and publish it.  



Added by Bob Koll on September 25, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Kelso and Sherwood High School Guitar project for Paul Allen

Power2Work article from GeekWire Magazine   

Congratulations to Cory Torppa and John Niebergall for making this happen at their schools.  

Added by Bob Koll on August 9, 2015 at 7:00am — No Comments

Kelso: Fabrication Tools available for all the attendees

The Kelso Fab Lab is a model for anyone wanting to host a workshop.   Add some 'hungry teachers' , some Rhino training, and good things happen.  Plus don't leave out the host (Cory Torppa) who put it all together.

GOAL:  on day one we make noise, cut parts, get out of our chairs, and practiced running the tools.

The List:  (student helpers for teachers and a stack of materials to 'play' with was important too)  

5 hobby style 3d printers; Makerbots and…


Added by Bob Koll on July 19, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Kelso 101 and 102 sessions Summer 2015

Some of my thoughts as I put these sessions together:  (some one-liners)

"Tips, Tricks, Clarifications" was the phrase I posted on the whiteboard.   All of us gather this stuff as we watch another person model.  Have a notepad handy so you can jot down some of these things for your own learning. How about using 'Notes' command in Rhino for this?

Chronology:  curves, surfaces, polysurfaces:  Clean curves lead to clean surfaces ... lead to clean polysurfaces ... give you clean…


Added by Bob Koll on July 19, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

Skis and Snowboards Built in the classroom

For the last 9 years I have been creating a ski building system that lends itself to school construction.  Production skis are built in presses but that is expensive and creates a single ski type.  The Research and Development teams of ski companies use vacuumed rocker tables to create on of a kind skis.  This lends itself to school since it is the design and construction of their own ski that matters.…


Added by John Hadley on July 16, 2015 at 10:51am — 1 Comment

3D printing from Rhino - 3D Hubs

3D Hubs Website This might be a perfect 'printing service' for you and your students.  

3D Hubs: Prepare your Rhino model for 3D printing Wall thickness, Mesh settings, Shells and nested…


Added by Bob Koll on April 9, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

Guitars in the Classroom


Have you had a kid in class want to make a guitar? Many of us "woodshop" teachers have. Well the idea has resurfaced with me and some shop friends. Here is a great site "guitarbuilding.org" check them out. NSF backed this and has some really good stuff.

I have connected with some folks that believe this could be a great STEAM project for kids and teachers. I have been working on multiple collaborative projects with other high schools, community colleges and business.…


Added by John Niebergall on February 6, 2015 at 9:25pm — 3 Comments

Guitar building: Hanford HS & Kiona_Benton HS

News Article Guitars at Hanford HS & Kiona-Benton HS

Contact info for the two teachers:   David Lake     …


Added by Bob Koll on December 18, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Vacuum Hold system and Rhinocam at Kelso High School

Here is the post from Rhinocam:  Pete's Vacuum hold down system

This is an example of the kind of work teachers can expect at Kelso High School next summer at the Rhino Teacher workshop.  Cory Torppa is the driver behind this workshop.  Guys like Pete make things happen…


Added by Bob Koll on December 16, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

The 'maker movement' creates D.I.Y. revolution


This one is worth the read. Let me know what you think. Anyone you know get a DARPA grant?


Added by John Niebergall on July 9, 2014 at 10:21pm — No Comments

Sitka Teachers host a digital fabrication session. Link to the article is below:

Over spring break John Niebergall, tech teacher at Sherwood HS (Oregon) in did a professional development class for teachers and students in Sitka, Alaska. 
Here is a link to the PBS…

Added by Bob Koll on April 9, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Manufacturing-Job Growth Prompts K-12 Training Effort

Here is another article that might help you educate other folks about what we are doing down in the "shops". Education Week in read by many administrators.

Keep me informed on your success.



Added by John Niebergall on March 29, 2014 at 6:33pm — No Comments

A back-to-the-future strategy for education reform

Hello All,

Interesting article about how digital design and manufacturing is evolving here in Oregon. We (CTE) teachers are being recognized as a real asset. 



Added by John Niebergall on March 29, 2014 at 6:27pm — No Comments

Sitka High School Design and Machine-shop

Sitka High School Design and Fabricate     Posted by Teacher, Mike Viera

Added by Bob Koll on March 17, 2014 at 8:56am — No Comments

Create a new button and assign custom macros to it!

Use _MacroEditor command to load Macro Editor panel. [Tools>Commands>Macro Editor…] Type following codes in Macro Editor. (You can also copy and paste them!)





Added by Mohammad Nikookar on January 16, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments


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