Rhino in Education

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Rhino Head (mesh) ready to cut w CNC or Laser PLUS short intro to Section Tools

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

It will probably be an 'Obj file' to 'import' into Rhino.

Series of 5 videos:   (Videos 4 to 6 minutes each)

Reduce Mesh count: Might not need to do this but…


Added by Bob Koll on April 12, 2022 at 11:46am — No Comments

"Hammer Time" - Getting Started Rhino 7 for Mac

Hammer Time Tutorial for Mac Rhino

Instructor: Mary Ann Fugier


Exercise 11-10, Level 1 Training Guide…


Added by Mary Fugier on March 18, 2022 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Fonts & TextObjects: Models & Videos NEW: STENCIL font for Mac Rhino

New v7 command:   SelFontUse

Select annotation text in your model.  Rhino will display the names of the fonts used to create the text.


Models, Notes, and Videos to help with Text Objects…


Added by Bob Koll on March 31, 2022 at 4:00pm — No Comments

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

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Table of Contents is the item to download.  Keep the pdf so it is accessible.  Click on a link or search the project posts with the 'search box'.

Added by Bob Koll on May 18, 2022 at 4:11pm — 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

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


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