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Rhino makes a lamp & Grasshopper modifies it

It might be time to get started with Grasshopper.  This set of models and videos is generated to help you begin. Let me know if it works for you.  Give me a shout if you need any clarification. 

Bob Koll (bobkoll@mcneel.com)

Table Lamp Rhino model:…


Added by Bob Koll on May 5, 2020 at 2:26pm — No Comments

Rhino: Kitchen Renovation Project with Rhino 6

Here is a kitchen renovation project that uses Rhino to develop and communicate the design options to the client. After nearly eleven interactions, the design, colors and materials were decided upon.

The project was due to begin and late October 2019 and be finished by the first week in December. In-stock cabinets from Home Depot were used to keep the project on budget and schedule.

I, along with Bob Koll and Pete Sorenson believe this could be a great project for high school…


Added by Mary Fugier on January 11, 2020 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Intersected Letters for 3D Printing with Video

This is a quick, simple little project I altered from one a friend does.  It's good for teaching some simple principles of working with 3D objects, using the various viewports, and great for having a discussion at the 3D printer about the best way to orient a model to minimize support.

Tutorial Video…


Added by Tim Eggleston on August 20, 2019 at 9:30pm — 3 Comments

Rendering (Material basics) in Rhino v6 and v7

Thanks to Vanessa Steeg for sharing this content with us: 

Her website:  The Melting Shop      She is also a Rhino techie and trainer.

New to Rhino rendering or changing from v5 to v6 or v7? …


Added by Bob Koll on December 15, 2020 at 2:06pm — No Comments

Pumpkin tutorial from Kulshan Middle school

v6 Rhino notes:  Open the ...Finished model below. (It is a v5 Rhino model).  Run this command: 'Rendering' (opens the rendering panel). Go to the bottom  and click 'Reset to Defaults'.  Set the Perspective view to 'Rendered' display mode. Save the model with a new name.  Render the model. 

It is a fun model to render on the pc or the mac.  'Plastic' material works well, color orange, of course.…


Added by Bob Koll on October 31, 2019 at 12:55pm — No Comments

Fonts: Find Problems, Fix font curves; Models, Notes, Videos. NEW: STENCIL font for Mac Rhino

Models, Notes, and Videos to help with Text Objects

The trick to fixing fonts and curves is to practice…


Added by Bob Koll on October 23, 2019 at 2:49pm — No Comments

Key-Chain Design & 3d Print Bellingham H.S.

Excellent example of a well-written design brief.  Output = 3d printed project…


Added by Bob Koll on August 30, 2019 at 2:01pm — No Comments

CNC Plasma Monogram Signs

Here's a monogram sign project that my kids complete at the end of the 'Editing Geometry' section in the Level 1 Training Manual.  This is their first project on the CNC plasma, and one that has been popular with parents.


Added by Tim Eggleston on April 26, 2019 at 8:29pm — 2 Comments

Render Drill video and model by Brian James

Render the Drill video by Brian James

The Model: …


Added by Bob Koll on June 13, 2019 at 7:10am — No Comments

Acrobat Toy design-brief and drawing

by:   Rob Robinett from Mariner High School, 

Acrobat Toy design-brief doc 

Pay attention to the highlighted information.  This is a good way to…


Added by Bob Koll on February 25, 2019 at 2:07pm — No Comments

3d printed CCHS Desk Plaque and Video

Yes for 3d printing  AND  this is a good model for cutting on a CNC mill or CNC router. 

Use the model with whatever CAM software you use.…


Added by Bob Koll on February 13, 2020 at 1:14pm — No Comments

Flow Along Curve w History

Video:  Flow Along Curve w History…


Added by Bob Koll on January 29, 2019 at 5:33pm — No Comments

Layout Tutorial Cabinet model.. Sitka HS

11x8.5 Layout tutorial  (cabinet and cutting list):

 Border & Title area, Picture images, Exploded cabinet, Revision cloud, Leaders.     

Download and Open the following…


Added by Bob Koll on February 26, 2020 at 12:38pm — No Comments

Toy Screw & Threads with Helix and Pipe by PJ Chen


 by PJ Chen   Toy Screw Threads video



Added by Bob Koll on March 22, 2021 at 11:16am — No Comments

Rhino Vocabulary Review- Jeopardy Style Basketball game

I just created this 20 term, Jeopardy style vocabulary review game, built in Google Slides, with an additional twist if you have a Nerf Hoop in your classroom.



Added by Clark Farrand on October 31, 2017 at 11:39am — 1 Comment

Inventables, Easel 'cloud based' Routing/engraving software, and g-code generator.

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…


Added by Bob Koll on April 24, 2017 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Pete Sorenson has added some useful tips, tricks, and four of his magazine articles

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…


Added by Bob Koll on April 8, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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

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


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