loading

My teacher gave my grade a project that was made to help us understand the process of design. The scope of the project was to work in a team, create a design, build a prototype and finally make an instuctables on how one could reenact my project. 

Design Brief: I need to build a marine theme Halloween costume that is made of only cardboard through slotted construction and flat pack product design for a middle school aged student.

Specifications:The design for the costume must fit a middle school student. The costume needs to have room for the child to maneuver his or her arms and legs without restriction. The costume must be related to the ocean. The costume must be easy to disassemble, packaged and resembled.

Limitations: The design must be made out of cardboard only, no adhesives at all. The costume cannot be excessive in width, length, height or weight. The Halloween costume has to be marine themed and designed through slotted construction.

Step 1: Materials List

SUPPLY LIST:

ITEM     MATERIAL DESCRIPTION    QTY    SIZE       REMARKS-PART
S1              CARDBOARD                       1    4' BY 5'           THE BODY
S2              CARDBOARD                       1   1.5' BY .5'    THE RUDDER
S3              CARDBOARD                       1     1' BY 3'           THE SIDE

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT LIST:

ITEM     TOOL                                                                                     USE
T1     CUTTING MAT                         TO PROTECT SURFACES UNDERNEATH CUTTING AREA
T2     UTILITY KNIFE                        TO CUT THE BODY, RUDDER, AND SIDE
T3     RULER                        TO MEASURE THE CORRECT DIMENSIONS OF THE   CARDBOARD
T4     PENCIL                                     TO MARK THE OUTLINE OF THE BODY, RUDDER, AND SIDE
T5     SHIP CIRCLE TEMPLATE     TO MAKE FOUR CONGRUENT OVAL SHAPES ON THE BODY



Step 2: Building Part P1: the BODY

Part P1: BODY
1. Use the ruler (T3), to measure 5’ by 4’ feet of the body.
2. Use the pencil (T4), to trace the measurements as you go.
3. Use the ship circle template (T5), to measure an oval shape and trace it with a pencil (T4), at all four corners.
4. Use a utility knife (T2), to cut out the outlined cardboard on top of a cutting mat (T1).
5. Use a utility knife (T2), to cut out three 0.2" by 3" slots on top of a cutting mat (T1).
6. Use a utility knife (T2), to cut out two parrallel holes, large enough for you arm, on top of a cutting mat (T1).


Step 3: Building Part P2: the Rudder

Part P2: RUDDER
1. Use a ruler (T3), to measure 1.5’ length wise and .5’ width wise.
2. Use a pencil (T4), to trace the measurements as you go along.
3. Use a utility knife (T2), to cut out the outlined shape on top of a cutting mat (T1)

Step 4: Building Part P3: the SIDE

Part P3: SIDE
1. Use a ruler (T3), measure 1’ width and 3’ length wise.
2. Use a pencil (T4), trace the measurements as you go along.
3. Use a utility knife (T2), cut a 6’’ by 2” square out every 3” on top of a cutting mat (T1).
4. Use a utility knife (T2), cut out the outlined shape on top of a cutting mat(T1).
5. Use a utility knife (T2), to cut out three 2'' by 3" tabs on top of a cutting mat (T1).


Step 5: Parts List

PARTS LIST:
ITEM         QTY         PART NAME
  P1              1                BODY
  P2              1             RUDDER
  P3              1                SIDE

Step 6: Assembly Step 1: Building Body

Insert all tabs on the side part (P3) into their proper slot on the body part (P1).

Step 7: Step 7: Assembly Step 2: Connecting Rudder With Body

Slide the rudder (P2)  inside proper slots at the end of the body (P1).

About This Instructable

1,450views

1favorite

License:

More by navvyseal145:How to make a  Deadly Cool Torpedo Costume 
Add instructable to: