To build a mallet, or a puck for that matter, let’s first try to imagine the shape at a higher level. A puck can be represented as a flat cylinder, as follows:
A mallet is just a bit more complex and can be represented as two cylinders, one on top of the other:
I know what you’re thinking: a real air hockey mallet is more than just two cylinders stuck together. Bear with me; once we learn the basics, you may feel just confident enough to build up a more detailed mallet.
To figure out how to build these ...