Tuesday, December 7, 2010

What's Coming in Our December Projects?

Worried that you or your kids will be twiddling their thumbs over winter break? If you're a subscriber to our Projects of the Month, you'll get some great ideas for fun winter projects!

Here's what's coming out on December 15:

Chicken Soup!

It's cold here in DC, and I've been in the mood for some hot soup. With just a digital picture and a few SketchUp tools (including Follow Me and Intersect Faces), you can make a very appetizing model:

Warm Colors, Cold Colors

This is a project my own kids have spent hours doing. You make a grid, add some text, and use two sets of colors to paint the letters and background. There are endless ways to get creative with this basic concept.

Hexagonal Pyramid

On the Math Forum, I posted a project about ways to create a hexagonal pyramid in 3D. This project creates the same pyramid, but starts with the "net" - the 2D, unfolded faces.

How far do you need to rotate the triangle above so that its tip will be in the right place? This project will show you the geometric trip to get that angle just right.

Our subscription is still just $36 for the year - that's 36 projects for $1 each! A no-brainer, really. Sign up at Projects of the Month.

Anyone can design anything in 3D! http://www.3dvinci.net/

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