Posts Tagged ‘toy’

Wooden Doll Peg Experiments

Monday, January 21st, 2019

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I recently taught an art toy design class where I used off the shelf wooden doll pegs as a blank canvas for my students. I liked the idea of using a humble craft material as a starting point. Below are a bunch of experiments I did in color, form, and texture.

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Caster Car

Tuesday, July 24th, 2018

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A toy car experiment, borrowed heavily from Tai Geng’s otto and Playsam’s Streamliner.

Two pieces of milled plywood and some modified caster wheels made for a pretty fast little racer.

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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.

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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