I have some additional new projects to add to my list.
5. Bird feeder:
Every year, many birds come through the woods near my house. We see them searching for food on our lawn, but we do not have a good feeder to lure them close enough for us to get a good view. By the time we get our first good snow in Michigan, I want to design and build a few good feeders. More on this to come.
Initial Rhino sketchs.
6. Papercraft Tree Ornaments:
As I was working on a few sketches for a bird feeder in Rhino, I had the sudden urge to make a papercraft prototype of my 3D model. After the glue hit the paper I realized that it would be wonderful to design a collection of papercraft ornaments, and provide all of the patterns online for free. This will be a joint project with Alex Lee.
Here are some images of my first attempt at papercrafting:
Left to right: printed pattern, cut & tabbed, folded, two pieces glued together.
Four pieces being glued together