a place to shine a light on the work of students and teachers
Inventables is a place to check out.
Classes too: https://www.inventables.com/collections/29
I am impressed with their Easel software. It is a bit lacking in import schemes but the workaround is to 'Render your model' in Rhino and save the…Continue
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3d Hubs Grant 2017 link applications close June 30th
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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.
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Click this link to get to Pete's tips and articles from the WITEA conference this spring.
The articles were written for Digital Machinist and …Continue
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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 …Continue
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Mechanical and Architectural Models, Layouts, and Sample Border and Title blocks.
New Cabinet Model with a Layout and Cutting List
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
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
Congratulations to Cory Torppa and John Niebergall for making this happen at their schools.
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
Added by Bob Koll on July 19, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments
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.…Continue
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…Continue
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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.…Continue
Contact info for the two teachers: David Lake …Continue
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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…Continue
Added by Bob Koll on December 16, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments
This one is worth the read. Let me know what you think. Anyone you know get a DARPA grant?
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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