Rhino in Education

a place to shine a light on the work of students and teachers

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A Lathe Dog... Modeling and Machining by Pete

This device is a necessary tool for your classroom metal lathe.     by Pete Sorenson

Click this link to:  …


Added by Bob Koll on January 11, 2022 at 5:14pm — No Comments

GearGen for PC and Mac


GearGen download files by Thomas Anagnostou.    'Extract'…


Added by Bob Koll on December 16, 2021 at 12:49pm — No Comments

SubD to actual fabricated kayak by Dave Weidkamp

SubD model that is contoured, remapped, nested, and cut on a laser.    by Dave Weidkamp

The steps in fabrication are shown in the video (below)

Dave is paddling the kayak at the end of the video.…


Added by Bob Koll on September 24, 2021 at 3:18pm — No Comments


I was looking for some things that I could cut on the laser to include in kits sent home with kids during distance learning and found these three puzzles.  They were quick and easy to cut, and gave me some projects to help them build some basic Rhino skills.  The two cube puzzles are similar to the 3D Puzzle exercise in chapter 6 of the Rhino Level 1…


Added by Tim Eggleston on March 18, 2021 at 10:22am — 1 Comment

'Trace' is now 'Vectorize' in Rhino v6 and v7

Vectorize plugin for Rhino 6 or 7 Windows and Mac.

   The developer of the Trace plugin passed away a few months ago.  Dale Fugier, one of our Rhino developers, wrote the Vectorize plugin to replace the Trace plugin.  Thanks Dale.  And also thanks to Gérard Bouteau, the original developer of 'Trace'.…


Added by Bob Koll on March 19, 2021 at 1:00pm — No Comments

571 members as of today

Table of Contents is working.  Let me know if you want anything added to this 'projects' document.

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.…


Added by Bob Koll on March 17, 2021 at 10:17am — No Comments

Drafting 'one-pagers' for skill building

These single pages are added to 'prime the pump' with basic skills for drafting on paper or with Rhino.

  Books and other affordable drafting resources

Check back for additions to these pages.  Download…


Added by Bob Koll on December 8, 2020 at 10:12am — No Comments

Lego Block Model & Manufacture: Measure, Model, Machine, Mold, Cast


With cnc desktop mills and routers, we have decided it is time to dig up

some old and new projects.

Projects that require precision measuring, precision modeling, & precision machining. …


Added by Bob Koll on March 31, 2020 at 1:48pm — No Comments

Drafting.. A look at a 'basic' worth revisiting

The 'basics' is what the sketching and drafting posts are about.  In today's school environment there are other ways to teach design.  This is an attempt to fill in some blanks for teachers who have spent little time sketching and drawing.  Simply put, it is our attempt to encourage time with a pencil and paper for both teachers and students. 

Build up your library.  There are many $5.00 books 'out there'. …


Added by Bob Koll on November 3, 2020 at 12:40pm — No Comments

Sketching to Scale...Kalama High School, Cory Torppa

  Inspiration from Pete's one-pager:    Scaling Exercise 



Added by Bob Koll on November 3, 2020 at 12:38pm — No Comments

Mesh Rhino ready to cut for your classroom wall: CNC or Laser

Model:  'Rhino Head' (image) downloaded from the internet

Series of 5 videos:   (Videos 5 to 6 minutes each)

Reduce Mesh count:                                                                  video 1 of…


Added by Bob Koll on September 16, 2020 at 11:14am — No Comments

Architecture project Remodel a 1900 house

A remodel project for intermediate Architecture Design students.

Concept design a remodel for a 1905 craftsman house.  

Develop a budget for the remodel. 

Research on Zillow to find comparable homes to determine the value of the home as it is and what the the value may be after the remodel.  

Present your preliminary remodel ideas to the client and the budgets with the potential return on thier investments.

Project description Word doc.…


Added by Dave Weidkamp on April 10, 2020 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Kalama High School's 3d printers are busy making local Hospital Face Shields

   Kalama High School CTE teacher is busy making face-shields for the Peace Health Hospital, St. John Foundation

All the information about the 3d printing of the face-shields is here including the downloadable stl file. Open…


Added by Bob Koll on April 9, 2020 at 9:08am — 1 Comment

Deck Design: 1 Deck 2 Stairs 3 Railing. Research, Sketch, Report

PART 1, Deck Design   Research, Sketch, Report:      Output ideas pdf

Model to download for Output ideas project…


Added by Bob Koll on April 29, 2020 at 4:25pm — 1 Comment

Bellingham High School Students make PPE

Bellingham High School teacher and students help the first responders with PPE  

Story from KGMI a bellingham radio station…


Added by Dave Weidkamp on April 11, 2020 at 4:02pm — 3 Comments

3D Printed Clip-On Face Mask

  • A Seattle neighbor of mine designed this clip on face shield.

    To build it you need a 3d printer and an empty 2 liter pop bottle.

    The STL file of the headband is available here at


Added by Mary Fugier on March 27, 2020 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

Rhino Educational Support and Resources during COVID-19

Greetings from Rhino in Education. We know that schools are working remotely during this time and want to let you know we have support and resources available for you and your students.



  • Free 90 day Rhino 6 Evaluation versions for Windows and …

Added by Bob Koll on April 2, 2020 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Sherwood Bowmen Rhino Assignment chart

Sherwood High School, Sherwood, Oregon

Google Docs: …


Added by Bob Koll on March 26, 2020 at 1:52pm — No Comments


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