Posts Tagged ‘toy’

Octopus Toy Prototype

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

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Octopus Walk. Maple and spring door stops. Kind of a first pass at an octopus toy. The proportions are way off, but I wanted to see if there is anything in the movement that I liked.

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Milled Blue Lion

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

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Been milling some wooden Voltron parts, the Blue Lion to be exact. Showing some students how to use the 4 axis mill. Using the fantastic files from Jurica Pranjic.

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Robot Recipe Minions Mockups

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

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Doing some Robot Minions for the birthday girl. I like how they are shaping up.

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Wooden Pull Toy Prototype

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

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Did some quick wooden pull toy prototypes. All started as dog icons I got from The Noun Project (here, here, and here). Printed them out, spray mounted them to some scrap wood, rough cut them on a scroll saw, drilled the holes, sanded, painted and waxed.

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Wobble Bot on Make:

Friday, February 19th, 2016

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The newest Robot Recipe is up on Make:. And those are cinnamon roasted pineapples, not tater tots.

Wobble Bot was primarily made from a pineapple can, a spice container, and a half sphere food form.

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Robot Heart Surgery

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

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Finally installed the vacuum formed heart, I made a few months back, into a robot.

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Why am I Such a Misfit

Friday, December 18th, 2015

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Doing a little holiday making at the moment and whipped up these CNC’d toy trucks. Very similar in style and technique to some cars I did a while back.

Santa's Workshop

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One truck, two truck, red truck, blue truck.

The weird thing, I was basically doing exactly what Hermey the dentist elf was doing in Rudolph.

Pull String Puppet Toy

Saturday, October 10th, 2015

Laser cut acrylic robot pull string puppet

I started co-teaching a toy design class. Our first assignment was to create pull string puppet toys. I started with some cardboard prototypes until I got the scale right, then I turned it into a robot. I pulled the design from the Noun Project (thanks Simon Child).

Pull string puppet prototype

Floorboards are Great for Milling

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

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It turns out reclaimed floorboards are kind of perfect for milling. They are flat, made of high quality hard wood, and are free. Just remember to remove all of the nails.

Robot Neck How To

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

I mentioned before that a slip ring and a caster swivel make for a great robot neck. Here is a video with more details. Thanks Jeff.