A few weeks back, someone mentioned that there is no paper model of the tricorder from the original Star Trek series. It's on my (long) list of models wanted too, so I thought I would give it a go. Fortunately there is a wealth of reference material on the web. Progress on the 3d model is coming along slowly. This was not helped by the fact that the plans of the tricorder I was using were not quite square (that will teach me to check them first!) anyway.. here's the design in Blender: and a couple of simple renders: obviously, I've loads left to do and I am easily distracted (curse that darned interweb!) so I expect progress to be slow (It's taken four weeks to get this far!).