Step 2: Building in Rhino

A recent instructable I created provides engineered PDF blueprints for modeling a functioning Nocturnal Stardial of your own aesthetic design.

This downloadable PDF below can be cut apart with scissors and assembled with a rivet or eyelet into a functioning paper Nocturnal Sundial. Instructions for that are to be found in my instructable "2d Nocturnal Celestial Stardial TJT1/6" found at: 


However, if you are prepared for some 3d modeling, then this PDF will give you the engineered, basic architecture from which you can create a unique, and functioning 3d model.
OMG! I want this!
As I said in your last 'able I had never heard of such a thing. I've been wanting a 3D printer so bad I could taste it, and this looks so so so cool!! Great 'able and again thanks for sharing this amazing tool!
I like your paper art. I wonder if you're a teacher and/or artist. <br> <br>Yup once one of us get a 3d printer we need to share and/or collaborate!
I like this plan! :) I am an artist who became an art teacher. :) I have a BFA and an education degree. I really dig working with kids, and when I was younger and going to school I never would have dreamed this is the role I would find myself in. However, it allows me to create my own work (someday perhaps I will post that stuff) and kick back and get to stay a kid at heart and instill the passion and love for art in all fields of study to young minds. I'd do it for free, but I am happy they pay me, art supplies are expensive! LOL
I teach art to kids at my mom's Montessori school one day a week. I'd be into brainstorming on lessons/projects someday. <br> <br>One idea I had regarding this stardial was to make a whiter/more basic design so kids could assemble &amp; color/design their own.
That sounds like a fantastic plan! What age of kids are you working with? Could it be made using balsa wood? It's light weight, and cuts very easily with an exact-o knife. Of course that would have to be much older children, or precut wood forms they could sand. Humm, with clay it would shrink 20%, so that might not work. A thin plastic might work out. Where I live we have a factory that makes plastic parts for medical equipment, and they are very generous and will give us scraps. We have made plastic bats for wheel throwing and many other things for the classroom, you could always check out things like that. Something solid however, using a basic design would be so cool because it could be something they would keep. My wheels are spinning. :)
it's a shame there's not a really cheap metals clay, like (Precious Metals Clay). I'm working with 5-8 year olds. Today we made the paper versions. I printed them, they colored them in. I made a version with all the color and shadows pretty much stripped out. They cut them out and we assembled them with eyelets. The tool and 100 eyelets only cost about $7. bucks at Hancock Fabrics, formerly Joann Fabrics.

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