Picture of Mechanical Wood Toy Car
this project was an assignment for school. i am currently enrolled in my first year in the  Industrial Design Bachelor of Applied Technology at Humber College in Toronto. the assignment was to make a wood toy with at least two different moving Mechanical parts.

In this instructable i will show my process of making this toy.

Step 1: Sketch Model

Picture of Sketch Model
The first thing i was required to do was to make a quick sketch model in order to prove that my concept worked
thessejway (author) 1 year ago
I have fixed the issue with the video.
should be up and working now
manman116 months ago


BabyGerald1 year ago
As soon as I saw the first pic I KNEW you were in first year of Industrial Design at Humber.

I still have the one I built in first year and I'm amazed to say that all these years later it stil works.
thessejway (author)  BabyGerald1 year ago
oh cool, great to hear, where are you at now?

Sorry for not responding earlier.

I'm a bit all over the place. I worked for one company for 3 years which I really enjoyed, but I quasi-transitioned into a new industry. I still keep busy with designing things and I have a few projects on the go.

bzavala11 year ago
How do I get the instructions for this?
thessejway (author)  bzavala11 year ago

you read the instructable

thessejway (author)  bhutanidivye1 year ago
why thank you
clazman1 year ago
Not child safe, but you can come up with something that is!!

Like the asthetics. The icorporation of artistic concepts.

Got my vote

Oh, and the video did finally download. Right in the middle of my comment writing.
thessejway (author)  clazman1 year ago
its more of a decoration than an actual toy for a child
thanks for the vote means a lot
ASCAS1 year ago
Cool and Interesting! :D
thessejway (author)  ASCAS1 year ago
duncan_a1 year ago
I love the look and the simplicity, but given that young children have a habit of falling over easily, I'd be a bit worried about the 'lever' in the up-position...

Very nice, well explained Instructable and nicely executed - well done.
thessejway (author)  duncan_a1 year ago
thank you
haha i naver thought of that, wouldn't want any kids impaling themselves on it.
Wheatridge1 year ago
I have never in several years seen such a well designed project. Great Going!
thessejway (author)  Wheatridge1 year ago
Wow. thank you.
No video yet... only a picture of a "ghost hand"? Very elegant project. It deserves a video.
thessejway (author)  scitechsuperfreak1 year ago
im not sure why other people aren't seeing the video. on the 8th step there is a link at the bottom that says VIDEO0109-0.mp4 ive tried on different computer and devices and browsers and it works.
RoboTable1 year ago
That is a really cool car! I would like to see you elaborate on how you cut out the pieces and such. I also second the embedded video movement. Even if you don't have time for that I still really like the car and would like to build my own!
neo716651 year ago
I know the point but didn't it technically have 2 moving parts with 2 solid axles? Mount each wheel independent and there's 4 moving parts.
thessejway (author)  neo716651 year ago
There is the fin at the back that moves with the crank, and the two pieces that go up and down on the cams.
doccat51 year ago
Wow! What a great job, and how clever you are.
thessejway (author)  doccat51 year ago
Why thank you
cool but no video still
thessejway (author)  lego man123451 year ago
No. It's there.
In the eighth step
ChrysN1 year ago
Your car looks great! I wasn't able to see your video, if you need help embedding your video you can follow the instructions here: http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-embed-a-video-on-Instructables/
thessejway (author)  ChrysN1 year ago
thanks for the help i got a working video up now
Kiteman1 year ago
That is very pretty.

(You could upload the video to YouTube or Vimeo, then embed it here.)
thessejway (author)  Kiteman1 year ago
im very proud of it
thank you
M3G1 year ago
Beautiful car.
thessejway (author)  M3G1 year ago
thank you
thessejway (author)  M3G1 year ago
thank you
Nice work and it looks really cool too. As a retired shop teacher I applaud your designing and fabricating abilities.
thessejway (author)  technologyguy1 year ago
thank you very much, I've had quiet a bit of experience
kainxavier1 year ago
Looks like the Batmobile! Sweet!
thessejway (author)  kainxavier1 year ago
reminded me of the mormon meteor iii