Eric Schimelpfenig

When Eric isn’t using SketchUp, he’s turning his models into real world objects. Anything from Maker Benches, 3D prints, full size buildings, and even geodesic domes.

  • Ready, set... Maker Bench

    Ready, set... Maker Bench

    Have you ever wanted to help the SketchUp team design something? This is the event for you! Help us create the designs for an open source CNC workbench called Maker Bench.

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  • FutureHAUS: A hypothetical future home derived from real research

    FutureHAUS: A hypothetical future home derived from real research

    Do you love looking at home of the future? Virginia Tech FutureHAUS has been working on designs of future homes derived from real research.

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  • Electronic Cornhole: Learn to Build a Light-up, Arduino-Controlled Cornhole Game

    Electronic Cornhole: Learn to Build a Light-up, Arduino-Controlled Cornhole Game

    Step-by-step instructions on how to use SketchUp to create a light-up cornhole game alongside the use of CNC and vinyl cutting.

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  • Simplify your workflow with component mirroring!

    Simplify your workflow with component mirroring!

    The use of components to maintain symmetry is one technique that remains the same throughout the design process. See how this technique can help you model smarter, not harder.

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  • Get Started with CNC: A SketchUp Sawhorse

    Get Started with CNC: A SketchUp Sawhorse

    Getting started with CNC? Test your skills with the SketchUp Sawhorse, designed to be simple, strong, and easy to fabricate.

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  • Get started with 3D printing: make the SketchUp logo

    Get started with 3D printing: make the SketchUp logo

    The SketchUp logo is an easy-to-print file that allows newcomers to learn the process of 3D printing while having fun and not having to use any rafts or supports.

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  • Just when you thought SketchUp couldn't be more fun...

    Just when you thought SketchUp couldn't be more fun...

    Walk through the process of building a full-sized SketchUp arcade cabinet…in SketchUp!

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  • Staying afloat: a quick SketchUp boat rack

    Staying afloat: a quick SketchUp boat rack

    Learn to stay afloat by designing a SketchUp boat rack. This quick tutorial breaks down the process of building a boat rack in SketchUp for your next summer adventures!

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